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Meeting Date: 8/1/11-8/1/11

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On August 1, 2011, in the morning, the committee will discuss donor deferral for time spent in Saudi Arabia to reduce the risk of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) by blood and blood products and human cells, tissues and cellular and tissue-based products.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 10/28/10-10/29/10

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On October 28, 2010, the Committee will discuss: (1) FDA's risk assessment for potential exposure to the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) agent in U.S.-licensed plasma-derived Factor VIII and (2) labeling of blood and blood components and plasma-derived products, including plasma-derived albumin and products containing plasma-derived albumin, to address the possible risk of transmission of vCJD. On October 29, 2010, the Committee will hear informational presentations related to FDA's geographic donor deferral policy to reduce the possible risk of transmission of CJD and vCJD by blood and blood products and human cells, and tissue and cellular and tissue based products. The Committee will also hear updates on the following topics: The development of devices to remove transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents from blood components and chronic wasting disease.

 

       
Location: HOL GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 6/12/09-6/12/09

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On June 12, 2009, the Committee will review and discuss a recent report from the UK Health Protection Agency attributing a case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) disease infection to treatment 11 years earlier with a ``vCJD-implicated'' plasma-derived coagulation factor VIII (pdFVIII) and whether this information or any other recent scientific information about the vCJD epidemic substantially alters FDA's risk assessment for U.S.-licensed preparations of pdFVIII products. In the afternoon the committee will hear informational presentations on animal models of vCJD, diagnostic test development for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) surveillance and risk management.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 12/15/06-12/15/06

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On December 15, 2006, the committee will discuss FDA's risk assessment for potential exposure to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in human plasma-derived antihemophilic factor (FVIII) products manufactured from U. S. plasma donors and related communication materials. In the afternoon, the committee will discuss levels of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy clearance in the manufacture of plasma-derived Factor VIII products.

 

       
Location: TBA Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 9/18/06-9/19/06

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On September 18, 2006, the committee will hear updates on the following topics: United States and worldwide bovine spongiform encephalopathies (BSE); variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) epidemiology and transfusion-transmission; blood and plasma donor deferral for transfusion in France since 1980 guidance; FDA's current assessment and plans regarding the potential exposure to vCJD from an investigational product, FXI, that was manufactured from UK donor plasma; and a summary of World Heath Organization Consultation on distribution of infectivity in tissues of animals and humans with transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. The committee will then discuss experimental clearance of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy infectivity in plasma-derived Factor VIII products. In the afternoon, the committee will discuss FDA's risk assessment for potential exposure to vCJD from human plasma-derived antihemophilic factor (FVIII) products and potential responses. On September 19, 2006, the committee will discuss possible criteria for approval of donor screening tests for vCJD.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/31/05-10/31/05

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On October 31, 2005 the Committee will hear updates on the following topics: Current status of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States, incidence and prevalence worldwide of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), and a summary of the FDA Device Panel discussion on September 27, 2005 on criteria for considering label claims of effective decontamination for surgical instruments exposed to transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) agents. The Committee will then discuss progress in development of a risk assessment model for vCJD in U.S.-licensed human plasma-derived Antihemophilic Factor (Factor VIII). The latter discussion will focus on selection of input parameters for the model. In the afternoon, the Committee will discuss labeling claims for TSE clearance studies for blood component filters.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsTransmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 2/8/05-2/8/05

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The committee will discuss the following: (1) Risk assessments for potential exposure to the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) agent in plasma products, (2) possible vCJD risk from investigational coagulation Factor XI manufactured in the 1990s from plasma of donors residing in the United Kingdom, and (3) potential deferral of blood and plasma donors for history of transfusion in France and other European countries.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/14/04-10/14/04

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On October 14, 2004, the Committee will hear updates on: USDA-licensed tests for the diagnosis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE), review of the worldwide BSE situation, new FDA/CFSAN BSE-food safety rules, and labeling claims for TSE clearance studies for plasma derivative products. The Committee will then discuss and make recommendations regarding presumptive transfusion transmissions of variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (vCJD) and current FDA-recommended safeguards.

 

       
Location: Hilton-Washington DC/Silver Spring Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 2/12/04-2/13/04

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On February 12, 2004, the Committee will hear an informational presentation on the presumptive transfusion-transmitted case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) reported recently in the United Kingdom, and hear updates on related experimental studies in animals on transmission of TSE agents by blood, and relevant epidemiology of human TSE’s. In the afternoon, the Committee will receive an update on the case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) recently recognized in the United States, and will have a general discussion about potential models of risk-based approaches to sourcing of bovine materials used to make medical products. On February 13, 2004, the Committee will have a preliminary discussion about FDA’s current recommendations on measures to minimize risk from TSE agents in various types of medical products.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Silver Spring, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 7/17/03-7/18/03

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On July 17, 2003, the committee will discuss the saftey of bovine bone gelitine and oral and topical drugs food and cosmetics. The committee will then discuss bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Canada and potential implecations for FDA regugulated products. In the afternoon the committee will hear presentations on TSE and decontaminations of medical equipment and facilities. On July 18, the committee will dicuss designing interpreting and validating studies to evaluate reprocess methods for removing TSE contamination from medical devices. In the afternoon the committee will discuss methods to decontaminate facilities and equipment used to prepare human cellular and tissue products and human birth products including plasma deriviatives.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsTransmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 2/20/03-2/20/03

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The committee will listen to updates on: implementation of the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) guidance and its affect on blood supply, and an update on bovine spongiform encephalopathy epidemiology and food chain controls. The committee will then discuss consideration of labeling claims for transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) agent clearance in plasma derivatives.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Ballroom Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsTransmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 6/26/02-6/27/02

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On June 26, 2002, the committee will discuss validation of procedures to prevent contamination and cross-contamination with TSE agents of human tissue intended for transplantation. In the afternoon, the committee will discuss the “FDA Draft Guidance on Preventive Measures to Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) by Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products”. On June 27, 2002 the committee will listen to updates on: implementation of blood donor deferrals for risk of vCJD, recent reports of infectivity detected in blood of sheep experimentally infected with BSE and scrapie agents, and recent reports of abnormal prion proteins and infectivity detected in muscles of experimentally infected mice.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 10/25/01-10/26/01

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On October 25, 2001, the committee will discuss FDA’s Draft Guidance on Revised Preventive Measures to Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) by Blood and Blood Products. Later that morning the committee will discuss amino acid sourcing and production, and the theoretical risk of transmission of the BSE agent through their use in vaccines, other biologicals and human drugs. On October 26, 2001, the committee will discuss the risk of bovine brains and other neurological tissue for human use.

 

       
Location: HOL - SS Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 6/28/01-6/29/01

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On June 28, 2001, the committee will review and discuss the suitability of blood donors who have lived or traveled in various countries based on recent information concerning new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in those countries. In the afternoon the committee will discuss the safety of FDA-regulated plasma derivatives prepared in establishments proposing to use both suitable and unsuitable plasma on the same manufacturing line. On June 29, 2001, the committee will discuss the interim results of a new study on the inactivation of TSE agent by the manufacturing process for gelatin.

 

       
Location: Bethesda, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 1/18/01-1/19/01

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On January 18, 2001, the Committee will discuss whether recent information about new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in France and bovine spongiform encephalopathy in France and other European countries suggests a need to reconsider FDA policies on suitability of blood donors who lived or traveled in those countries. In the afternoon the Committee will discuss the risks of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and vCJD transmission by human cells, tissues and cellular and tissue-based products intended for implantation, transplantation, infusion, or transfer that are currently or proposed to be regulated by FDA, and the possible deferral of donors who have resided in the United Kingdom. On January 19, 2001, the Committee will discuss issues related to deer and elk infected with or exposed to chronic wasting disease in the U.S. and potential for human exposure. In the afternoon the Committee will discuss whether a history of possible exposure to various animal transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents should be considered by the FDA in determining suitability of blood donors. On January 18, 2001, the Committee will discuss whether recent information about new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in France and bovine spongiform encephalopathy in France and other European countries suggests a need to reconsider FDA policies on suitability of blood donors who lived or traveled in those countries. In the afternoon the Committee will discuss the risks of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and vCJD transmission by human cells, tissues and cellular and tissue-based products intended for implantation, transplantation, infusion, or transfer that are currently or proposed to be regulated by FDA, and the possible deferral of donors who have resided in the United Kingdom. On January 19, 2001, the Committee will discuss issues related to deer and elk infected with or exposed to chronic wasting disease in the U.S. and potential for human exposure. In the afternoon the Committee will discuss whether a history of possible exposure to various animal transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents should be considered by the FDA in determining suitability of blood donors.

 

       
Location: Bethesda, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsTransmissible Spogiform Encephalopathies - Workshop

Meeting Date: 9/20/00-9/22/00

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Sponsors: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)Center for Drugs Evaluation and Research (CDER)Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) U.S. National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Poster Session - Call for Abstracts - Closing Date: August 4, 2000 Workshop Goals and Objectives: To identify criteria for evaluating tests to diagnose TSEs and to detect TSE agents. To describe the different types of in vivo and in vitro assays for TSE agents in humans and animals. To promote development and validation of TSE diagnostic tests. To discuss tests for prohibited proteins in ruminant feeds to reduce the risk of TSE transmission. To discuss the need to introduce diagnostic tests into regulatory practice. This international workshop will convene representatives from regulatory authorities, national and international standard-setting organizations, and industrial groups who share a need for validated TSE diagnostic tests. Internationally renowned scientists will make oral presentations on approaches to developing TSE diagnostics, and will discuss general guiding principles and performance criteria for diagnostic tests. Beside invited presentations, interested individuals are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation, which the workshop’s steering committee will review. The workshop proceedings and summary will be published in the open scientific literature. Target Audience: This program will be of interest to anyone with a background in research, regulatory affairs or experience with TSE diagnostic testing and assay design for the detection of TSE agents.

 

       
Location: Lister Hill Conference Center National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 7/27/00-7/27/00

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On July 27, 2000, from 9:00am to 4:00pm , the meeting is open to the public. In joint session, the committees will discuss bovine spongiform encephalopathy issues related to the manufacture of vaccines, specifically the use of European fetal calf serum in cell banks and viral seeds, and the use of European beef skeletal muscle and other tissues in manufacturing vaccines.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/1/00-6/2/00

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On June 1, 2000, the committee will discuss policies for deferral of blood and plasma donors because of their possible exposure to the agent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). On June 2, 2000, the committee will discuss the scientific merit of leukoreduction as a method to reduce the theoretical risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and/or new variant CJD (nvCJD) in blood and blood components for transfusions as well as plasma for manufacture into derivatives. In the afternoon the committee will receive an update on the regulatory status of human dura mater.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn-Gaithersburg Gaithersburg, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsTransmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

Meeting Date: 12/18/98-12/18/98

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On December 18, 1998, the committee will discuss possible deferral of blood or plasma donors based on geographical criteria linked to possible foodborne exposure to the agent of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy as a measure to reduce the potential for transmission of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (nvCJD) through blood and blood products. The potential effects of such deferrals on the supply of blood and blood products will be considered as part of the committee's deliberations.

 

       
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Upcoming Meetings

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 OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOrthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel

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.

 

       
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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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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.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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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.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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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.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
Time: 8:30AM-4:00PM    
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPsychopharmacologic Drugs AdComm - PROBUPHINE

Meeting Date: 1/12/16-1/12/16

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 204442, PROBUPHINE (buprenorphine hydrochloride and ethylene vinyl acetate) subdermal implant, submitted by Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, Inc., on behalf of Titan Pharmaceuticals for the proposed indication of maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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