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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry & Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices AdComm

Meeting Date: 3/29/18-3/30/18

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On March 29, 2018, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding a premarket approval application to market a novel continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device system, the Senseonics, Inc. Eversense CGM System. This device requires minor surgery to implant and remove, and if approved, would provide 90 days of sensor glucose values from each implanted sensor. The Eversense CGM System measures patients’ glucose concentrations from subcutaneous interstitial fluid similar to approved CGM systems. All CGM devices currently or previously marketed used electrochemistry to measure glucose in interstitial fluids, last for 3 to 11 days and are inserted via a small-gauge needle by the end user. The proposed CGM system uses a fluorescence-based measurement technique, requires minor surgery for subcutaneous implantation, and will have a 90-day sensor wear period. The proposed CGM sensor also includes a drug component (dexamethasone acetate) intended to mitigate negative effects on sensor accuracy and sensor life from the foreign body response at the sensor insertion site. The proposed intended use, as stated by the sponsor, is as follows: The Eversense CGM System continually measures glucose levels in adults (age 18 and older) with diabetes for the operating life of the sensor. The system is intended to: • Aid in the management of diabetes. • Provide real-time glucose readings. • Provide glucose trend information. • Provide alerts for the detection and prediction of episodes of low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) and high blood glucose (hyperglycemia). The system is a prescription device. Historical data from the system can be interpreted to aid in providing therapy adjustments. These adjustments should be based on patterns seen over time. On March 30, 2018, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding measuring blood glucose using capillary blood with blood glucose meters in all hospital patients, including those receiving intensive medical intervention/therapy and patients with decreased peripheral blood flow, such as with severe hypotension, shock, hyperosmolar-hyperglycemia and severe dehydration (e.g., patients in intensive care settings). Currently, FDA has cleared one glucose meter for use all over the hospital using venous and arterial blood. FDA understands that being able to make capillary blood measurements in all hospitalized patients using FDA cleared and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waived (i.e., designated as waived per the standards in the CLIA) glucose meters would be more convenient and timely for hospital staff. FDA would like to present new data from capillary blood measurements on glucose meters in patients receiving intensive medical intervention/therapy to the Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel. FDA would like to receive feedback from the advisory panel on the benefits and risks of measuring capillary blood using blood glucose meters in this intended use population, and the considerations for CLIA waiver for this use.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry & Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices AdComm

Meeting Date: 8/10/16-8/10/16

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On August 10, 2016, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding a de novo request for the SEEKER Newborn Screening System (SEEKER System), by Baebies, Inc. The SEEKER System consists of the SEEKER Analyzer, the SEEKER 4-Plex Assay Kit, the SEEKER Cartridges, the Spot Logic software, and quality control materials; it uses digital microfluidic technology to measure multiple lysosomal enzymatic activities quantitatively from newborn dried blood spot specimens.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel of the MDAC

Meeting Date: 7/21/16-7/22/16

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On July 21, 2016, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding a premarket approval application (PMA) panel-track supplement for a proposed change in intended use of Dexcom, Inc.’s, Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGM) device so that, in addition to tracking and trending interstitial fluid glucose concentrations, patients can use the device as a replacement for their blood glucose meters and make treatment decisions based on the interstitial fluid glucose concentration reported by the CGM.
On July 22, 2016, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on information regarding a premarket notification (510(k)) submission for the Alere Afinion™ HbA1c Dx point-of-care test system, sponsored by Alere Technologies AS. The proposed intended use, as stated by the sponsor: Alere Afinion HbA1c Dx is an in vitro diagnostic test for quantitative determination of glycated hemoglobin (% hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c) in human whole blood. This test is to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of diabetes and as an aid in identifying patients who may be at risk for developing diabetes. The measurement of % HbA1c is recommended as a marker of long-term metabolic control in persons with diabetes mellitus. For use in clinical laboratories and point of care laboratory settings.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory

Meeting Date: 4/25/13-4/25/13

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On April 25, 2013, during session I, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the appropriate regulatory classification for diagnostic devices known as methotrexate enzyme immunoassays. Methotrexate enzyme immunoassays are considered pre- Amendment devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976 when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. Methotrexate enzyme immunoassays are currently regulated under the heading of “Enzyme Immunoassay, Methotrexate,” Product Code LAO, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. Methotrexate enzyme immunoassays are for the quantitative determination of methotrexate. The measurements obtained are used in monitoring levels of methotrexate to ensure appropriate drug therapy. FDA is seeking panel input on the safety and effectiveness of methotrexate enzyme immunoassays. On April 25, 2013, during session II, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the appropriate regulatory classification for diagnostic devices known as phencyclidine (PCP) enzyme immunoassays and PCP radioimmunoassays. PCP enzyme immunoassays and PCP radioimmunoassays are considered pre-Amendment devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976 when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. PCP enzyme immunoassays are currently regulated under the heading of “Enzyme Immunoassay, Phencyclidine,” Product Code LCM, and “Radioimmunoassay, Phencyclidine,” Product Code LCL, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. FDA is seeking panel input on the safety and effectiveness of PCP enzyme immunoassays and PCP radioimmunoassays. 3 On April 25, 2013, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the appropriate regulatory classification for diagnostic devices known as isoniazid test strips. Isoniazid test strips are considered pre-Amendment devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976 when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. Isoniazid test strips are currently regulated under the heading of “Strip, Test Isoniazid,” Product Code MIG, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. Isoniazid test strips are a qualitative assay used for detecting isonicotinic acid and its metabolites in urine to determine compliance of isoniazid (INH) medication. FDA is seeking panel input on the safety and effectiveness of isoniazid test strips.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 10/29/01-10/29/01

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The committee will provide advice and recommendations on the types of data and/or labeling needed in premarket notification (510(k)) submissions for glucose test systems to address problems associated with using blood samples from alternate sites, such as the forearm, upper arm, thigh, calf, or base of the thumb.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Panel

Meeting Date: 9/24/01-9/24/01

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The committee will provide advice and recommendations on the types of data and/or labeling needed in premarket notification (510(k)) submissions for glucose test systems to address problems associated with using blood samples from alternate sites, such as the forearm, upper arm, thigh, calf, or base of the thumb.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 11/13/00-11/14/00

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On November 13, 2000, the committee will discuss two draft guidances: "Guidance for Prescription Use Drugs of Abuse Assays Premarket Notifications" and "Over the Counter (OTC) Screening Tests for Drugs of Abuse: Guidance for Premarket Notifications." The prescription use guidance supersedes the document entitled "Review Criteria for Assessment of In Vitro Diagnostic Devices for Drugs of Abuse Assays Using Various Methodologies." The OTC use guidance supersedes the document entitled "Guidance for Premarket Submissions for Kits for Screening Drugs of Abuse to be used by the Consumer." ------------------------------------------------->On November 14, 2000, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on a premarket notification (510(k)) for a first-of-a-kind prescription use screening device for heroin in human hair.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices

Meeting Date: 3/24/00-3/24/00

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a peptide test indicated as an aid in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure. The device is a product of the Biosite Corporation.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices

Meeting Date: 12/6/99-12/7/99

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On December 6, 1999, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a device indicated for frequent, automatic and non-invasive monitoring of glucose levels in adults with diabetes. On December 7, 1999, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on general issues regarding over-the-counter devices for measurement of vaginal pH. The discussion will include appropriate claims, study designs to support claims, performance expectations, and labeling.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices

Meeting Date: 10/28/99-10/28/99

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on a premarket notification for an over-the-counter device that measures triglycerides from whole blood fingersticks.

 

       
Location: Corporate Blvd. Rockville, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices

Meeting Date: 2/26/99-2/26/99

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for a continuous glucose monitoring system that is indicated for the continuous recording of interstitial glucose levels in persons with diabetes mellitus.

 

       
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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Anesthetic & Analgesic with DSRM AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/22/18-5/22/18

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The committees will be asked to discuss new drug application (NDA) 209588, for buprenorphine sublingual spray, submitted by INSYS Development Company, Inc., for the treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain where the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate. The committees will also be asked to discuss whether this product should be approved.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 6/12/18-6/12/18

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On June 12, 2018, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on the premarket approval application sponsored by Cordis, Inc. for the INCRAFT AAA Stent Graft System, which is intended for the endovascular treatment of infra-renal abdominal aortic aneurysms in patients with appropriate anatomy. The INCRAFT device is being evaluated in the INSPIRATION study, a multicenter, prospective, non-randomized investigation. The study met its primary safety and effectiveness endpoints, but results also showed higher than anticipated rates of certain adverse events. The committee discussion will focus on how these events impact the long-term safety and effectiveness, as well as the benefit/risk profile of the device.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAnesthesiology and Respiratory Therapy Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 6/14/18-6/14/18

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information related to PneumRx, Inc.’s premarket approval application for the PNEUMRX ELEVAIR Endobronchial Coil System, which is a first of a kind implantable lung reduction coil for the proposed indication for use in patients with homogeneous and/or heterogeneous severe emphysema to improve quality of life, lung function, and exercise capacity.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric Oncology Subcommittee of the ODAC

Meeting Date: 6/20/18-6/20/18

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The particular matter for this meeting will be review and discussion of a list of molecular targets for which evidence and/or biologic rationale exist to determine their potential relevance to the growth or progression of one or more pediatric cancers and a list of those targets deemed unlikely to be associated with the growth or progression of pediatric tumors. These lists are expected to fulfill the statutory obligation of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act (FDARA) and provide some guidance to industry in planning for initial Pediatric Study Plan submissions for new drug and/ or biologic products in development for cancer in accordance with the amended provisions of the Pediatric Research Equity Act. The committee will review and discuss considerations other than scientific relevance that FDA will include in decision making with respect to the need and timing of pediatric evaluation of specific new drug and biologic products. The committee will discuss possible criteria and mechanisms for the prioritization by sponsors and the clinical investigator community of select targeted new agents for pediatric evaluation especially in the setting of multiple same in class agents. Preliminary discussion will focus on approaches to coordination and collaboration for pediatric clinical investigations of new agents that might be pursued to efficiently accommodate international regulatory requirements and global pediatric product development. The open public hearing sessions are: Topic 1: Target List, Topic 2: FDARA Implementation, and Topic 3: Mechanisms to Assure Efficiency and to Enhance Global Coordination Through International Collaboration.

 

       
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsVaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 5/17/18-5/17/18

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On May 17, 2018, under Topic I, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research’s (CBER) VRBPAC will meet in open session to discuss approaches for demonstrating effectiveness of group B streptococcus (GBS) vaccines intended for use in pregnant women to protect the newborn infant. Also on May 17, 2018, under Topic II, the committee will meet in open session to hear an overview of the research program in the Laboratory of Respiratory Viral Diseases (LRVD), Division of Viral Products, Office of Vaccines Research and Review, CBER, FDA.On May 17, 2018, under Topic I, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research’s (CBER) VRBPAC will meet in open session to discuss approaches for demonstrating effectiveness of group B streptococcus (GBS) vaccines intended for use in pregnant women to protect the newborn infant. Also on May 17, 2018, under Topic II, the committee will meet in open session to hear an overview of the research program in the Laboratory of Respiratory Viral Diseases (LRVD), Division of Viral Products, Office of Vaccines Research and Review, CBER, FDA.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric Advisory Committee and the EMDAC

Meeting Date: 5/11/18-5/11/18

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On Friday, May 11, 2018, the PAC and EMDAC will meet to discuss drug development for the treatment of children with achondroplasia. The following topics should be considered for discussion: evidence required to establish dose-response, study design, study duration, intended population, and endpoints. In the open session, the committee does not intend to discuss any individual research programs.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsEndocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/10/18-5/10/18

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The committee will discuss the safety and efficacy of new drug application (NDA) 210645, for volanesoren solution for subcutaneous injection, submitted by Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. The proposed indication is as an adjunct to diet for the treatment of patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGastro and Pediatric AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/3/18-5/3/18

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The committees will discuss new drug application (NDA) 209904, for stannsoporfin injection, for intramuscular use, submitted by InfaCare Pharmaceutical Corporation, proposed for the treatment of neonates greater than or equal to 35 weeks of gestational age with indicators of hemolysis who are at risk of developing severe hyperbilirubinemia.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAntimicrobial Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/2/18-5/2/18

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 210303 for plazomicin, sponsored by Achaogen, Inc., for the proposed indications for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections and blood stream infections in adults.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAntimicrobial Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/1/18-5/1/18

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 208627 for tecovirimat, sponsored by SIGA Technologies Inc., for the proposed indication of the treatment of smallpox disease caused by variola virus in adults and pediatric patients. This product was developed under the Animal Rule (21 CFR part 314, subpart I).

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsArthritis and DSRM AdComm

Meeting Date: 4/24/18-4/25/18

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The committees will be asked to discuss supplemental new drug application (sNDA) 20998 for CELEBREX (celecoxib) capsules submitted by Pfizer, Inc., which includes the results from the PRECISION (Prospective Randomized Evaluation of Celecoxib Integrated Safety vs. Ibuprofen Or Naproxen) trial, a cardiovascular outcomes randomized controlled trial that compared celecoxib to ibuprofen and naproxen, and determine whether the findings of the trial change FDA’s current understanding of the safety of these three NSAIDs. In order to interpret some of the PRECISION findings, the committees will also consider the clinical implications of the drug interactions between each of these three NSAIDs and aspirin in patients taking aspirin for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsArthritis AdComm

Meeting Date: 4/23/18-4/23/18

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The committee will discuss the new drug application (NDA) 207924, for baricitinib tablets, submitted by Eli Lilly and Company, for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response or intolerance to methotrexate. The discussion will include the following: efficacy, safety, including the risk of thromboembolic adverse events, dose selection, and overall risk benefit considerations.

 

       
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