DEADLINE: Friday, September 16, 2022
The AOAC Stakeholder Program on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA) Working Group (WG) III, Developing NGS Standards for Validation Criteria for Databases and in silico Processes WG III, recently completed its development and review of Standard Requirements for Nucleotide Sequences used in Biothreat Agent Detection, Identification, and Quantification: Verified Next Generation Sequences (VNGS) and is now accepting public comments.
The public comment period is open through Friday, September 16, 2022. Comments will be compiled and reconciled. The document may be revised, if necessary, based on comments received.
Please see the AOAC SPADA WG III Draft Standard for Comment
Comments must be submitted using the Comment Form provided. Marked up documents will not be accepted.
AOAC will also host a brief oral comment session for this draft standard during the AOAC Annual Meeting during the AOAC SPADA meeting on Saturday, August 27, 2022, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST. For more information on this session, please contact Deborah McKenzie at [email protected].
To view the draft standard and submit a comment, please click here.
All comments are due by Friday, September 16, 2022. The AOAC team will address all questions and reserves the right to not accept comments received after this deadline.
Questions? Please contact Saliha Argubie, AOAC Program Coordinator, Standards and Official Methods, at [email protected].