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

Meeting Date: 11/9/16-11/10/16

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On November 9, 2016, during session one, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the reclassification of quantitative Cytomegalovirus (CMV) viral load devices from class III (Premarket approval) to class II (510(k)). A nucleic acid-based in vitro diagnostic device for the quantitation of CMV viral load, within the context of transplant patient management, is a post-amendment device classified into class III under section 513(f)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act )(21 U.S.C. 360c(f)(1). To date, the following product code has been established for CMV viral load devices: PAB (CMV DNA Quantitative Assay). During session two, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the appropriate initial classification for qualitative or quantitative viral load devices for Epstein-Barr virus, BK virus, JC virus, Human Herpesvirus 6, and Adenovirus infections. FDA is seeking expert recommendations to assess the potential risks and benefits of these devices when used in patients following solid-organ or stem cell transplantation.

 

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

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

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On August 16, 2016, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the appropriateness of clearing or approving of over-the-counter (OTC) diagnostic tests for the detection of pathogens causing infectious diseases, focusing on respiratory and sexually transmitted infections (STI). Currently, there are no OTC diagnostic tests for infectious diseases cleared or approved by CDRH. The committee will evaluate the risks and benefits to individual patients and to public health associated with clearing or approving OTC diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. Serious risks such as false negative results, false positive results, patient loss to medical followup, and the impact on surveillance of reportable infections will be addressed. Potential benefits such as reduction of infection transmission and increased access to testing will be discussed as well. The committee will also make recommendations on clinical study design, analytical study design, and acceptable performance criteria applicable to respiratory and STI diagnostic devices.

 

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

Meeting Date: 3/12/14-3/12/14

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On March 12, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a new indication for the cobas Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test, sponsored by Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. The cobas HPV Test is a qualitative in vitro test for the detection of HPV that is currently approved for use in conjunction with cervical cytology. Roche is seeking a claim whereby the cobas HPV Test can be used as a first-line primary cervical screening test. The test utilizes amplification of target DNA by the polymerase chain reaction and nucleic acid hybridization for the detection of 14 high risk (HR) HPV types in a single analysis. The test specifically identifies types HPV 16 and HPV 18 while concurrently detecting the rest of the high risk types (31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, and 68). Per the proposed indication, women who test negative for high risk HPV types by the cobas HPV Test would be followed up in accordance with the physician’s assessment of screening and medical history, other risk factors, and professional guidelines. Women who test positive for HPV genotypes 16 and/or 18 by the cobas HPV Test would be referred to colposcopy. Women who test high risk HPV positive and 16/18 negative by the cobas HPV Test (12 other HR HPV positive) would be evaluated by cervical cytology to determine the need for referral to colposcopy.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/29/11-6/29/11

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On June 29, 2011, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the possible reclassification of molecular diagnostics for the rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and the detection of genetic mutations which confer antibiotic resistance in M. tuberculosis complex. Discussion would include the appropriate information and acceptable performance characteristics that would be required to assess the safety and effectiveness of rapid diagnostic tests for M. tuberculosis complex, and whether these can be sufficiently specified to support possible reclassification.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/7/02-3/8/02

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On March 7, 2002, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the classification of preamendments in vitro diagnostic products to identify Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis. No applications will be reviewed at this meeting. On March 8, 2002, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a supplement to a premarket approval application for a nucleic acid hybridization in vitro diagnostic device for the detection of thirteen high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in cervical specimens. The test is indicated for use as a general population screening test in conjunction with the Papanicolaou smear for women 30 years of age and older, as an aid to determine the absence of high-grade cervical disease or cancer. The test is not intended for use as a screening test in the general population for women under 30 years of age.

 

       
Location: HOL - GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 10/11/01-10/12/01

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On October 11, 2001, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for an in vitro diagnostic device for the determination of endotoxin activity in human whole blood samples. On the same day the committee will provide advice and recommendations on a premarket notification submission for an in vitro diagnostic device for detecting and measuring urinary tract infection by semiquantitative analysis of volatile compounds released from a urine sample. On October 12, 2001, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for an in vitro diagnostic device for measuring the release of gamma-interferon from sensitized lymphocytes in purified protein derivative (PPD)-stimulated whole blood, as an aid in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection. It is intended to aid in the evaluation of individuals who are suspected of having Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection or disease, have close contact with infected individuals, or originate from an area where tuberculosis is prevalent.

 

       
Location: Hilton, GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMicrobiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 12/8/00-12/8/00

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on issues concerning the types of information necessary to determine the effectiveness of in vitro diagnostic devices that detect human papilloma virus (HPV) in women 30 years or older when these devices are used: (1) in conjunction with Pap smear to increase the effectiveness of Pap smear screening for cervical cancer, and (2) without Pap smear to determine a woman's risk of cervical cancer. Additionally, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on issues concerning the use of self-collection and alternative specimen sources for the above indications.

 

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

Meeting Date: 7/27/00-7/28/00

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On July 27, 2000, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on issues concerning the appropriate types of data and information required to assess the safety and effectiveness of diagnostic tests intended to identify biothreat agents, or to provide evidence of exposure to biothreat agents, when used on different specimen types and under different conditions for use. On July 28, 2000, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for an in vitro diagnostic nucleic acid amplification test for the qualitative detection of hepatitis C virus (HCV) ribonucleic acid (RNA) in human serum or plasma. On the same day the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a PMA for an automated in vitro diagnostic nucleic acid amplification test for the qualitative detection of HCV RNA in human serum or plasma. These devices are not intended for use in blood or plasma donor screening.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMicrobiology Devices Panel Meeting

Meeting Date: 1/20/00-1/21/00

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On January 20, 2000, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on six premarket approval applications (PMAs) for in vitro diagnostic qualitative devices to detect hepatitis B serological markers in human sera or plasma. The following hepatitis B serological marker assays, when used appropriately in combination, are indicated as an aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of disease and therapy in acute and chronic hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) in both low and high risk adult populations. 1) hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) (HBsAg assay may be used alone as an indicator of HBV infection when performing prenatal testing); 2) antibodies to hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) (anti-HBs assay may be used alone to determine the immune status of HBV vaccine recipients); 3) hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg); 4) antibodies to hepatitis B e antigen (anti-HBe); 5) hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc); and 6) Immunoglobulin M antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen (IgM anti-HBc). These tests are not intended for blood donor screening. Also, on January 20, 2000, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on issues concerning the use of characterized hepatitis panels in assessing the performance of in vitro diagnostic devices for the determination of hepatitis infection as an alternative to conducting intensive prospective clinical trials. The following draft questions are proposed for discussion and may be subject to changes prior to the committee meeting: 1) Will the use of characterized hepatitis panels provide assurance of the safety and effectiveness of the assay in various populations? 2) What criteria should be used to include specimens in these panels? 3) Will panels be sufficient to support claims for the diagnosis of HBV infection or immunity for all indicated populations? 4) Who should control panel distribution and evaluation, e.g., device manufacturers, FDA, or an independent third party? FDA will consider these recommendations in the future development of review criteria for in vitro diagnostic devices, for the detection of hepatitis antigen or antibodies to hepatitis antigen, as valid scientific evidence to determine whether there is reasonable assurance that these devices are safe and effective. On January 21, 2000, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a PMA for an in vitro diagnostic qualitative device for the detection of antibody to hepatitis C virus in human serum or plasma. This device is not intended for use in blood or plasma donor screening.

 

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

Meeting Date: 5/20/99-5/21/99

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On May 20, 1999, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on a premarket notification submission for a qualitative in vitro diagnostic assay intended for the detection of human cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA in human peripheral white blood cells. The focus of the discussion will be the appropriate use of signal amplification terminology. The committee will also discuss and make recommendations on labeling for the device. Continuing on May 20, 1999, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) supplement for an in vitro diagnostic target-amplified nucleic acid probe test used for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in sediments prepared from sputum (induced or expectorated), bronchial specimens, or tracheal aspirates. The device as modified is indicated for use of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear negative and AFB smear positive respiratory specimens for the diagnosis of active pulmonary tuberculosis disease. On May 21, 1999, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a PMA for an in vitro diagnostic qualitative device to detect immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies to parvovirus B19 as a marker of previous infection in human serum and plasma. The IgG test is indicated for use in all women where there is a suspicion of exposure to parvovirus B19. The committee will also discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a PMA for an in vitro diagnostic qualitative device to detect IgM antibodies to parvovirus B19 in human serum and plasma. The IgM test is indicated for use in conjunction with the parvovirus B19 IgG enzyme immunoassay to determine immunological status during the first trimester of pregnancy, and for the testing of pregnant women who have sonographic evidence of abnormal fetal development such as hydrops fetalis, or who had an adverse outcome such as fetal death, or premature delivery with fetal abnormalities.

 

       
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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting 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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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting 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 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 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 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 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 OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAnesthetic & 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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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPeripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 4/19/18-4/19/18

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 210365, cannabidiol oral solution, sponsored by GW Pharmaceuticals, for the adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome in patients 2 years of age and older.

 

       
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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 OptionsPsychopharmacologic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 3/27/18-3/27/18

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 209229, lofexidine hydrochloride, submitted by US WorldMeds, LLC, for mitigation of symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal and facilitation of completion of opioid discontinuation treatment.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric AdComm

Meeting Date: 3/22/18-3/23/18

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On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the Pediatric Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) will meet to discuss the major objectives of a phase 3 drug development program indicated for the treatment of children with achondroplasia (ACH) submitted by BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. The following elements of a phase 3 program should be considered for discussion: evidence required to establish dose-response, study design, e.g., placebo control, study duration, intended population, e.g., infants and toddlers and/or older children and adolescents, and endpoints that have a clinically meaningful impact on the patient’s functional or psychological well-being. On Friday, March 23, 2018, the Pediatric Advisory Committee will meet to discuss pediatric-focused safety reviews, as mandated by the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and the Pediatric Research Equity Act of 2003. The Pediatric Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the following products (listed by FDA Center): 1) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research BANZEL, INTUNIV, LEXAPRO 2) Center for Devices and Radiological Health FLOURISH (HDE), ACTIVA (HDE), LIPOSORBER (HDE), IMPELLA RP SYSTEM (HDE)

 

       
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