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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsRadiological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 10/24/12-10/24/12

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On October 24, 2012, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application supplement to expand the indications for use of the Selenia Dimensions 3D System with C-View Software Module, sponsored by Hologic, Inc. The Selenia Dimensions 3D System is currently approved for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. The screening exam can consist of field digital mammography (FFDM) alone or the combination of FFDM with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). The new C-View Software Module can generate synthetic 2D images from the DBT data. Hologic requests to expand the indications for use to allow the combination of DBT with synthetic 2D images to be used as another exam option for breast cancer screening.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/11/12-4/12/12

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On April 11, 2012, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to a premarket approval application for the Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) scanning device, sponsored by U–Systems, Inc. The ABUS scanning device is intended to increase breast cancer detection in asymptomatic dense-breasted women following a negative screening mammogram. On April 12, 2012, during session I, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the 515(i) order issued by FDA on April 9, 2009 (74 FR 16214), for breast transilluminators, one of the remaining preamendments class III devices. On July 18, 1995 (60 FR 36639), FDA published a Final Rule that misbranded breast transilluminators and effectively placed them in class III based on the recommendation of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel, which concluded there were no published studies or clinical data demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of this device. The committee discussion will include a review of the present literature to assess the current knowledge of breast transilluminators and determine if sufficient safety and effectiveness data are available to support reclassification of breast transilluminators.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/24/10-9/24/10

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On September 24, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for the Selenia C Digital Breast Tomosynthesis System, sponsored by Hologic, Inc. The Selenia C Digital Breast Tomosynthesis System is intended for use in the same clinical applications as traditional mammographic systems.

 

       
Location: Hilton Gaithersburg MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 3/4/08-3/5/08

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On March 4 and 5, 2008, the committee intends to discuss and make recommendations about computer aided detection and diagnosis (CAD) devices for radiological images, e.g., mammograms, chest x-rays, and computed tomography (CT) images of the lungs or colon. There will be a general discussion focusing on the general methodologies for CAD, including how CAD devices are used in clinical decision-making, how the devices are tested, and the information needed to properly assess their safety and effectiveness. The general discussion will be followed by specific discussions related to mammography CAD devices, colon CAD devices, and lung CAD devices. These discussions will include how the different types of CAD devices are used and the literature published regarding these devices, with focus on testing issues related to the different devices.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsRadiological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 5/23/06-5/23/06

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The committee will hear a presentation explaining FDA's 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. Subsequently, FDA will present key points for the committee to consider for the reclassification of full field digital mammography (FFDM) systems from Class III to Class II devices. The committee will discuss and make recommendations on the reclassification of FFDMs.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 2/3/04-2/3/04

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a computer aided detection device that identifies nodules in CT images of the lung.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg Marriott Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 12/10/02-12/10/02

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a device that produces a computerized thermal image of the breast of women recommended for biopsy.

 

       
Location: HOL - Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 3/5/01-3/5/01

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a computer-aided detection (CAD) device for identifying regions of interest in chest radiographs.

 

       
Location: Rockville, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 11/6/00-11/6/00

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

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/16/99-12/16/99

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On December 16, 1999, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a digital mammography device.

 

       
Location: DoubleTree Hotel Rockville, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 5/17/99-5/17/99

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The committee will discuss bone strength assessment, with focus on the use of gender-specific and race-specific databases in assessing fracture risk and their applicability to bone densitometry and sonometry device labeling.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsRadiological Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 8/17/98-8/18/98

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To discuss, make recommendations and vote on premarket approval applications for a caries detection device (P980025) and a trans-spectral impedance (breast) scanner (P970033). To discuss and make suggestions for changes to the existing 510(k) guidance document for digital mammography devices.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/11/98-5/11/98

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To discuss and make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application (P970058) for a computer aided detection system for screening mammograms, and to hold a closed briefing session.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/24/97-2/24/97

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The committee discussed Optison (FS069) for the use in patients with suboptimal echocardiograms to opacify the left ventricle and to improve the delineation of the left ventricular endocardial borders.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 2/18/16-2/18/16

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The Committee will discuss and make recommendations on clinical trial, postapproval study design, and physician training requirements for leadless cardiac pacemaker device technology. Specifically, the Committee will be asked to make recommendations on the acceptability of adverse event rates in acute and chronic timeframes as well as indications for use for this device type, given availability of other technologies with different adverse event profiles; required training and acceptability of observed learning curves for the new device type and necessary elements for postapproval study collection.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/19/16-2/19/16

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The Committee will discuss the premarket application for the DIAM Spinal Stabilization System. The DIAM Spinal Stabilization System is indicated for skeletally mature patients that have low back pain (with or without radicular pain) with current episode lasting less than 1 year in duration secondary to moderate lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) at a single level from L2-L5. DDD is confirmed radiographically with one or more of the following factors: (1) Patients must have greater than 2 millimeters of decreased disc height compared to the adjacent level; (2) scarring/thickening of the ligamentum flavum, annulus fibrosis, or facet joint capsule; or (3) herniated nucleus pulposus. The DIAM device is implanted via a minimally invasive posterior approach. Amended: The Committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket application (PMA) for the DIAM Spinal Stabilization System, sponsored by Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA. The DIAM Spinal Stabilization System is indicated for skeletally mature patients that have moderate low back pain (with or without radicular pain) with current episode lasting less than 1 year in duration secondary to lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) at a single symptomatic level from L2-L5. DDD is confirmed radiologically with one or more of the following factors: (1) Patients must have greater than 2 mm of decreased disc height compared to the adjacent level; (2) scarring/thickening of the ligamentum flavum, annulus fibrosis, or facet joint capsule; or (3) herniated nucleus pulposus. The DIAM device is implanted via a minimally invasive posterior approach.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 2/25/16-2/26/16

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On February 25, 2016, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for ``TOPAS Treatment for Fecal Incontinence,' by ASTORA Women's Health, LLC. The ``TOPAS Treatment for Fecal Incontinence' device is a sling device (mesh) to be implanted around the puborectalis muscle (a muscle that contributes towards the maintenance of fecal continence). The proposed Indication for Use (IFU) for the ``TOPAS Treatment for Fecal Incontinence' device, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: The ``TOPAS Treatment for Fecal Incontinence' is intended to treat women with fecal incontinence (also referred to as accidental bowel leakage) who have failed more conservative therapies. On February 26, 2016, during session I, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the reclassification of urogynecologic surgical mesh instrumentation from class I to class II. The applicable product codes are those related to urogynecologic surgical mesh as follows: OTN and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, synthetic, urogynecologic, for stress urinary incontinence, female, multi-incision;' PAG and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, non-synthetic, urogynecologic, for stress urinary incontinence, female, multi-incision;' PAH and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, synthetic, urogynecologic, for stress urinary incontinence, female, single-incision mini-sling;' OTO and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, synthetic, urogynecologic, for apical vaginal and uterine prolapse, transabdominally placed;' PAJ and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, non-synthetic, urogynecologic, for apical vaginal and uterine prolapse, transabdominally placed;' OTP and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, synthetic, urogynecologic, for pelvic organ prolapse, transvaginally placed' and PAI and the associated device classification name, ``mesh, surgical, non-synthetic, urogynecologic, for pelvic organ prolapse, transvaginally placed.' Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/Intended Use (IU) statements are: Urogynecologic surgical mesh instrumentation is used: [cir] IFU/IU: To aid in insertion, placement, fixation, or anchoring of surgical mesh for procedures including transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse repair, sacrocolpopexy (transabdominal pelvic organ prolapse repair), treatment of female stress urinary incontinence. Examples of such surgical instrumentation include needle passers and trocars, needle guides, fixation tools, and tissue anchors. The committee, during session II, will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of the product code ``LKX' and the associated device classification name, ``Device, Thermal, Hemorrhoids.' The product code LKX represents a category of devices intended to apply controlled cooling and conductive heating to hemorrhoids. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments became effective. Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/IU statements are: Uses an aluminum probe that contains a temperature sensitive element to regulate temperature within 2 degrees (between 37 and 46 degrees centigrade). [cir] IFU/IU: The apparatus is intended to apply controlled, conductive heating to hemorrhoids. Uses a heat applicator inserted into the rectum, applicator contains a battery operated heater, and a sensor which provides temperature control/feedback. [cir] IFU/IU: Intended to provide temporary relief of the symptoms of hemorrhoids through the application of mild heating. Uses speculum-like plastic container containing liquid to cool hemorrhoidal veins. [cir] IFU/IU: Treatment of external hemorrhoids by applying cold therapy (cryotherapy) directly to swollen hemorrhoidal veins. The committee, during session III, will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of the product code ``LRL' and the associated device classification name, ``Cushion, Hemorrhoid.' The product code LRL represents a category of devices intended to temporarily relieve pain and pressure caused by hemorrhoids. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments became effective. Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/IU statements are: Uses an injection molded polypropylene copolymer plastic seat attached to a toilet seat (the product is adjustable and is available in round and elongated versions). [cir] IFU/IU: For the temporary relief from the pain and pressure of hemorrhoids. The device is for external use only. Uses a cushion with an inflatable vinyl exterior and a foam center. An air chamber, when filled, prevents the cushion from compressing the foam. A urethane foam center adds comfort. [cir] IFU/IU: Intended for the home convalescent patient with perineal discomfort. Uses a cushion that contains two internal molded structures that conform to the patient's shape. Exerts ``slight' pressure on hemorrhoid. IFU/IU not required at the time of clearance. The committee, during session IV, will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of the product code ``LKN' and the associated device classification name, ``Separator, automated, blood cell and plasma, therapeutic.' The product code LKN represents a category of centrifuge-type devices intended to separate blood components and perform therapeutic plasma exchange for the management of serious medical conditions in adults and children. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments [[Page 940]] became effective. Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/IU statements are: Utilizes a continuous flow centrifuge (max speed 3000 revolutions per minute) to separate source blood from a subject into blood components. [cir] IFU/IU: May be used to perform therapeutic plasma exchange. [cir] IFU/IU: May be used to perform Red Blood Cell Exchange procedures for the transfusion management of Sickle Cell Disease in adults and children. Uses continuous flow access to a rotating centrifuge to separate blood components. [cir] IFU/IU: May be used to harvest cellular components from the blood of certain patients where the attending physician feels the removal of such component may benefit the patient. [cir] IFU/IU: May be used to remove plasma components and/or fluid selected by the attending physicians.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsVaccines and Related Biological Products AdComm

Meeting Date: 3/4/16-3/4/16

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On March 4, 2016, the committee will meet in open session to discuss and make recommendations on the selection of strains to be included in the influenza virus vaccines for the 2016-2017 influenza season.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 3/15/16-3/16/16

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On March 15, 2016, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) System sponsored by Abbott Vascular. The Absorb GT1 BVS System is a temporary scaffold that will fully resorb over time and is indicated for improving coronary luminal diameter in patients with ischemic heart disease due to de novo native coronary artery lesions (length = 24 millimeters (mm)) with a reference vessel diameter of = 2.5 mm and = 3.75 mm. On March 16, 2016, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the AngelMed Guardian System sponsored by Angel Medical Systems, Inc. The AngelMed Guardian System is an implantable cardiac monitor intended to alert patients to ST segment shifts indicating coronary ischemia. The AngelMed Guardian System is intended for use in patients with prior acute coronary syndrome events, and at risk for recurrent events, to ST segment changes indicating cardiac ischemia.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGastrointestinal Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 4/7/16-4/7/16

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 207999, obeticholic acid oral tablets, submitted by Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., proposed for the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis in combination with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in adults with an inadequate response to UDCA or as monotherapy in adults unable to tolerate UDCA.

 

       
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsArthritis AdComm

Meeting Date: 2/9/16-2/9/16

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The committee will discuss biologics license application (BLA) 125544, for CT-P13, a proposed biosimilar to Janssen Biotech Inc.'s REMICADE (infliximab), submitted by Celltrion, Inc. The proposed indications (uses) for this product are: (1) Reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining clinical remission in adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy; (2) reducing the number of draining enterocutaneous and rectovaginal fistulas and maintaining fistula closure in adult patients with fistulizing Crohn's disease; (3) reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining clinical remission in pediatric patients 6 years of age and older with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy; (4) reducing signs and symptoms, inducing and maintaining clinical remission and mucosal healing, and eliminating corticosteroid use in adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy; (5) reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining clinical remission in pediatric patients 6 years of age and older with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy;1 (6) in combination with methotrexate, reducing signs and symptoms, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis; (7) reducing signs and symptoms in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis; (8) reducing signs and symptoms of active arthritis, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in patients with psoriatic arthritis; and (9) treatment of adult patients with chronic severe (i.e., extensive and/or disabling) plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy and when other systemic therapies are medically less appropriate.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPsychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 2/3/16-2/3/16

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During the morning session, the committee will discuss cognitive dysfunction in major depressive disorder (MDD). This is an evolving concept and experts in the field have not yet reached consensus as to whether cognitive dysfunction in MDD is a distinct entity. The committee will consider the clinical presentation of cognitive dysfunction in MDD, as well as methods for assessing this condition. During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss new drug application 204447/supplemental new drug application 006, for the effectiveness of vortioxetine for the treatment of cognitive dysfunction in MDD, submitted by Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPOSTPONED: Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 1/22/16-1/22/16

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The postponement is due to inclement weather forecasted for the Washington, DC area. The committee will discuss new drug application 206488, eteplirsen injection for intravenous infusion, sponsored by Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in patients who have a confirmed mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 51 skipping.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAllergenic Products AdComm

Meeting Date: 1/21/16-1/21/16

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The committees will discuss safety and effectiveness data, including challenge study endpoints, for licensure of food allergy immunotherapy products, and the clinical development of aeroallergen immunotherapy products for the prevention of respiratory allergic disease.

 

       
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