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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 2/22/13-2/22/13

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On February 22, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for the NeuroPace Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) System sponsored by NeuroPace, Inc. The RNS System is indicated for use as an adjunctive therapy in reducing the frequency of seizures in individuals 18 years of age or older with partial onset seizures from no more than two foci that are refractory to two or more antiepileptic medications.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Campus Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 12/10/12-12/10/12

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On December 10, 2012, the committee will discuss current knowledge about the safety and effectiveness of the CoAxia NeuroFlo Catheter device for the intended use of diverting cardiac output to the cerebral vasculature via partial occlusion of the descending aorta, including in patients with acute ischemic stroke within 14 hours of symptom onset.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPostponed: Neurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 11/1/12-11/1/12

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On November 1, 2012, the committee will discuss current knowledge about the safety and effectiveness of the CoAxia NeuroFlo Catheter device for the intended use of diverting cardiac output to the cerebral vasculature via partial occlusion of the descending aorta, including in patients with acute ischemic stroke within 14 hours of symptom onset.

 

       
Location: Hilton, Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 3/23/12-3/23/12

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On March 23, 2012, the committee will discuss current knowledge about the safety and effectiveness of the Wingspan Stent System with Gateway PTA Balloon Catheter for the treatment of intracranial arterial stenosis. FDA is convening this committee to seek expert scientific and clinical opinion on the risks and benefits of this device based on the available premarket and postmarket data. The Wingspan Stent System with Gateway PTA Balloon Catheter is a neurovascular stent, balloon catheter, and delivery system consisting of the following components: 1. Wingspan Stent--This is a self-expanding, nitinol stent with a tubular mesh design. 2. Gateway PTA Balloon Catheter--This balloon catheter is used to predilate the lesion prior to introduction of the Wingspan Stent System into the patient. 3. Wingspan Delivery System--This delivery system is a single lumen, over-the-wire, coaxial microcatheter that is used to deliver the stent to the treatment site within the patient's artery.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 2/10/12-2/10/12

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On February 10, 2012, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the possible reclassification of cranial electrotherapy stimulator (CES) devices. On August 8, 2011 (76 FR 48062), FDA issued a proposed rule which, if made final, would make CES devices Class III requiring premarket approval. In response to the proposed rule, FDA received petitions under section 515(b)(2)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360e(b)(2)(B)) requesting a change in classification. The reclassification petitions are available for public review and comment at www.regulations.gov1 under docket number FDA-2011-N-0504. The committee discussion will include the existing data to support CES safety and effectiveness and whether the data are sufficient to develop special controls to support regulation of these devices under Class II.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 3/17/11-3/18/11

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On March 17, 2011, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information related to the premarket approval application (PMA) for the NovoTTF-100A Treatment Kit, sponsored by Hogan Lovells US LLP for NovoCure, Ltd. The NovoTTF-100A Treatment Kit is intended as a treatment for adult patients (greater than 21 years of age) with histologically- or radiologically-confirmed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), following recurrence in the supra-tentorial region of the brain. The device is intended to be used as a monotherapy, after surgical and radiation options have been exhausted, in place of standard medical therapy for GBM. On March 18, 2011, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information related to the PMA for the PIPELINE EMBOLIZATION Device (PED), sponsored by Chestnut Medical. The PED is indicated for the endovascular treatment of large or giant wide-necked intracranial aneurysms in the paraclinoid region of the internal carotid artery.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 1/27/11-1/28/11

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On January 27 and 28, 2011, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the possible reclassification of devices indicated for use in electroconvulsive therapy.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

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

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding clinical trial design issues for devices indicated for the treatment of depression.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 3/12/10-3/12/10

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On March 12, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for the Deep Brain Stimulation System for Epilepsy sponsored by Medtronic, Inc. This device is indicated as adjunctive therapy for reducing the frequency of seizures in individuals diagnosed with epilepsy. For this device, a patient's epilepsy should be characterized by partial-onset seizures (affecting only a part of the brain when they begin), with or without secondary generalization that are refractory to antiepileptic medications. ``Secondary generalization'' is used to describe a partial-onset seizure that later spreads to the whole brain. ``Refractory'' to antiepileptic medications means that the patient's epilepsy does not respond to approved medications.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington Gaithersburg, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPostponed: Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices

Meeting Date: 11/20/09-11/20/09

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*** Meeting Postponed *** On November 20, 2009, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for the Deep Brain Stimulation System for Epilepsy sponsored by Medtronic, Inc. This device is indicated as adjunctive therapy for reducing the frequency of seizures in individuals diagnosed with epilepsy. For this device, a patient's epilepsy should be characterized by partial-onset seizures (affecting only a part of the brain when they begin), with or without secondary generalization, that are refractory to antiepileptic medications. Secondary generalization is used to describe a partial-onset seizure that later spreads to the whole brain. Refractory to antiepileptic medications means that the patient's epilepsy does not respond to approved medications.

 

       
Location: TBA Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 5/14/09-5/14/09

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for the DuraSeal XactTM Sealant System, sponsored by Confluent Surgical Inc. This device is indicated for use as an adjunct to sutured dural repair to obtain watertight closure during spinal surgery.

 

       
Location: HOL - GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 1/26/07-1/26/07

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on a premarket notification application, sponsored by Neuronetics, Inc., for the NeuroStar System for the treatment of major depressive disorder. The committee will also hear and discuss post approval study reports for two recently approved neurological device premarket approval applications: The VNS Therapy\TM\ System, sponsored by Cyberonics, Inc., for treatment-resistant chronic or recurrent depression; and the Dural Sealant System, sponsored by Confluent Surgical, Inc., for use as an adjunct to sutured dural repair during cranial surgery to provide watertight closure.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 10/31/06-10/31/06

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on a premarket notification application for a device intended for the treatment of major depressive disorder. The committee will also hear and discuss the post approval study reports for two recently approved neurological device premarket approval applications.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 6/17/05-6/17/05

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The committee will hear a presentation on the FDA Critical Path Initiative and a presentation by the Office of Surveillance and Biometrics in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health outlining their responsibility for the review of postmarket study design. The committee will also hear an update on the status of recent devices brought before the committee. Subsequently, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a selective head cooling system intended for use in infants 36 weeks of gestation or older at risk for moderate to severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) to prevent or reduce the severity of HIE.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices

Meeting Date: 11/30/04-11/30/04

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a device intended for use as an adjunct to sutured dural repair during cranial surgery to provide watertight closure.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 6/15/04-6/15/04

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on premarket approval application supplement for a vagus nerve stimulation therapy system. The system is indicated for the adjunctive long-term treatment of chronic or recurrent depression for patients who are experiencing a major depressive episode that has not had an adequate response to two or more antidepressant treatments.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn, GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 2/23/04-2/23/04

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on a premarket notification submission for a thrombectomy device.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 8/5/03-8/5/03

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a neurological embolization device.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 11/17/00-11/17/00

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on: (1) the design of clinical trials for devices to prevent stroke, to treat stroke, and to provide neurological protection after stroke, and (2) the design of clinical studies for temperature control devices to provide neurological protection.

 

       
Location: Quality Suites Hotel Rockville, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 5/11/00-5/11/00

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for an embolization device.

 

       
Location: Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 3/31/00-3/31/00

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for a deep brain stimulator for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. The device is a product of the Medtronic Corporation.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 9/16/99-9/17/99

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On September 16, 1999, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on: (1) the draft FDA guidance document "Guidance Document for Dura Substitute Devices"; and (2) the classification of processed human dura mater. FDA notes that a guidance document related to the classification of processed human dura mater "Guidance for the Preparation of a Premarket Notification Application for Processed Human Dura Mater" became effective on July 31, 1999. On September 17, 1999, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on: (1) the draft FDA guidance document "Guidance Document for Neurological Embolization Devices"; and (2) the reclassification of the totally implanted spinal cord stimulator.

 

       
Location: Corporate Bldg. Conference room 020B 9200 Corpor Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological CFS Shunts

Meeting Date: 1/8/99-1/8/99

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Our agenda will include four primary sessions with presentations from leaders in the field of neurosurgery and representatives from FDA and CDC. Following the four issue-specific sessions a panel will convene to focus on setting priorities for future efforts in research and development of shunt technology. Session topics include: Shunt Technology Perspectives Pathophysiology and Evaluation of Shunt Performance Challenges of Infection and New Perspectives Clinical Outcomes and Methods of Surveillance PANEL DISCUSSION: "Future Directions – Establishing Priorities"

 

       
Location: National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 6/12/98-6/12/98

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Introduction to 515(i) Reclassification Deliberations for the Artificial Embolization Device Intended for Neurological use.

 

       
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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 4/21/14-4/21/14

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On April 21, 2014, the Pediatric Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet to discuss pediatric-focused safety reviews, as mandated by the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (Pub. L. 107–109) and the Pediatric Research Equity Act (Pub. L. 108–155). The PAC will meet to discuss Activa Dystonia Therapy, ADVATE (antihemophilic factor (recombinant)), FAMVIR (famciclovir), INTELENCE (etravirine), KEPPRA (levetiracetam), MAXALT and MAXALT MLT (rizatriptan), NATAZIA (estradiol valerate and estradiol valerate/dienogest), PERTZYE (pancrelipase), PERZISTA (darunavir), REYATAZ (atazanavir), SKLICE (ivermectin), TISSEEL (fibrin sealant), TORISEL (temsirolimus), ULTRESA (pancrelipase), Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR), and VIREAD (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate).

 

       
Location: Bethesda Marriott 5151 Pooks Hill Road Bethesda, MD 20814 Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAnesthetic and Analgesic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 4/22/14-4/22/14

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The committee will discuss the safety and efficacy for new drug application 203077, MOXDUO (morphine sulfate and oxycodone hydrochloride) capsules, QRxPharma Inc., for the proposed indication of management of moderate to severe acute pain where the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate. This product represents the first drug combination consisting of two immediate-release opioids.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNeurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 4/24/14-4/24/14

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On April 24, 2014, the committee will discuss the current knowledge about the safety and effectiveness of aversive conditioning devices that are intended to deliver a noxious electrical stimulus to a patient to modify undesirable behavioral characteristics. FDA is convening this committee to seek clinical and scientific expert opinion on the risks and benefits of certain aversive conditioning devices based on available scientific data and information. The Agency is considering whether to ban aversive conditioning devices that are intended to administer a noxious electrical stimulus to a patient to modify undesirable behavioral characteristics. The meeting will concern only devices classified under 21 CFR 882.5235 (aversive conditioning device, class II) that are not self-administered. Devices which deliver a noxious electrical stimulus automatically are not considered to be self-administered devices. Section 516 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 360f) sets forth the standard for banning devices. Under that provision, in order to ban a device, FDA must make a finding that a device "presents substantial deception or an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury" based on all available data and information. FDA regulations provide additional details about the procedures and standards for banning a device (21 CFR part 895).

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn - Main Ballroom 2 Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsNonprescription Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/2/14-5/2/14

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The committee will discuss data submitted by MSD Consumer Care, Inc., to support a new drug application (NDA) 204804 for over-the-counter (OTC) marketing of montelukast 10 milligram (mg) tablets (proposed trade name SINGULAIR Allergy). The proposed OTC use is "temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies: Nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, itching of the nose.” The applicant proposes to label the product for OTC use in adults 18 years and older. Efficacy and safety data, as well as results of consumer studies, will be discussed. The committee will be asked to consider whether the data support an acceptable risk/benefit profile for the nonprescription use of montelukast tablets by OTC consumers.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsRisk Communication AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/5/14-5/6/14

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On May 5-6, 2014, the Committee will meet to discuss methods for identifying the impact and increasing the reach of communications on topics of interest to consumers. The discussion will also address how FDA can evaluate whether its Consumer Updates (http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/default.htm disclaimer icon ) are reaching the targeted population, and whether they are increasing awareness and understanding of the key risk messages. The discussion will also assess whether the communications are having the intended impact on knowledge, behaviors and/or outcomes.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 5/6/14-5/7/14

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On May 6, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the RESQCPR System sponsored by Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. The RESQCPR System is comprised of two devices: the RESQPOD 16.0 Impedance Threshold Device, and the RESQPUMP Active Compression Decompression CPR Device. These devices are used together during manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in an attempt to enhance venous return to the heart and blood flow to vital organs during CPR to ultimately increase survival and neurologic outcome in patients suffering from out of hospital cardiac arrest. Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc. has proposed the following indications for use: the RESQCPR System is intended for use in the performance of CPR to increase survival with favorable neurologic function in adult patients with non-traumatic cardiac arrest. On May 7, 2014, during session I, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of membrane lung for long-term pulmonary support systems, one of the remaining preamendment Class III devices regulated under the 510(k) pathway. A membrane lung for long-term pulmonary support refers to the oxygenator component of an extracorporeal circuit used during long-term procedures, commonly referred to as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). An ECMO procedure provides assisted extracorporeal circulation and physiologic gas exchange of a patient's blood when an acute (reversible) condition prevents the patient's own body from providing the physiologic gas exchange needed to sustain life. The circuit is comprised of multiple device types, including, but not limited to, an oxygenator, blood pump, cannulae, heat exchanger, tubing, filters, monitors/detectors, and other accessories; the circuit components and configuration (e.g., arteriovenous, veno-venous) may differ based on the needs of the individual patient or the condition being treated. ECMO is currently used for patients with acute reversible respiratory or cardiac failure, unresponsive to optimal ventilation and/or pharmacologic management.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/13/14-5/13/14

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On May 13, 2014, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the guidance documents for contact lenses and contact lens accessories.

 

       
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsEndocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 4/1/14-4/1/14

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 22-472, proposed trade name AFREZZA (TECHNOSPHERE Insulin Inhalation System), 3 unit and 6 unit cartridges for oral inhalation, manufactured by MannKind Corporation. The proposed indication (use) for this application is to improve glycemic control in adult patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAnti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 3/31/14-3/31/14

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During the morning session, the committee will discuss new drug applications (NDAs) 205-435 and 205-436, tedizolid phosphate tablets and tedizolid phosphate injection, submitted by Trius Therapeutics, respectively, for the proposed indication of treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss NDA 021-883, dalbavancin hydrochloride for intravenous injection, submitted by Durata Therapeutics International B.V., for the proposed indication of treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCardiovascular and Renal Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 3/27/14-3/27/14

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The committee will discuss biologics license application 125468, serelaxin injection, submitted by Novartis, as a treatment to improve the symptoms of acute heart failure through reduction of the rate of worsening of heart failure.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMolecular and Clinical Genetics Panel

Meeting Date: 3/26/14-3/27/14

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On March 26, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information related to the premarket approval application sponsored by Epigenomics, Inc. for the Epi proColon. The Epi proColon test is a qualitative in vitro diagnostic method for the detection of methylated Septin 9 DNA in plasma derived from patient whole blood specimens. Methylation of the target Septin 9 DNA sequence has been associated with the occurrence of colorectal cancer (CRC). The test is indicated to screen patients for CRC who are defined as average risk for CRC by current screening guidelines. The Epi proColon test is not intended to replace colorectal screening by colonoscopy. Patients with a positive Epi proColon test result should be referred for diagnostic colonoscopy. The Epi proColon test results are intended to be used in conjunction with the physician's assessment of history, other risk factors, and professional guidelines. On March 27, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the Cologuard device, sponsored by Exact Sciences. Cologuard is an in vitro diagnostic device designed to analyze patients' stool for detection of hemoglobin, multiple DNA methylation and mutational markers, and the total amount of human DNA. Cologuard is intended for use as an adjunctive screening test for the detection of colorectal neoplasia associated DNA markers and for the presence of occult hemoglobin in human stool. A positive result may indicate the presence of colorectal cancer or premalignant colorectal neoplasia. Cologuard is not intended as a replacement for colonoscopy. Cologuard is intended to be used in conjunction with colonoscopy and other test methods in accordance with recognized screening guidelines.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 3/20/14-3/20/14

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On March 20, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the humanitarian device exemption (HDE) application for the XVIVO Perfusion System (XPSTM) sponsored by XVIVO Perfusion, Inc. The proposed Indication for Use for the XVIVO Perfusion System, as stated in the HDE, is as follows: The XPSTM is intended to be used with STEEN Solution for flushing and temporary continuous normothermic machine perfusion of initially unacceptable excised donor lungs during which time the function of the lungs can be reassessed for transplantation.

 

       
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