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Meeting Date: 10/22/13-10/23/13

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On October 22 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on October 23 from 8 a.m. to approximately 11:15 a.m. the Committee will discuss oocyte modification in assisted reproduction for the prevention of transmission of mitochondrial disease or treatment of infertility. On October 23 from approximately 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the Committee will hear updates on guidance documents issued from the Office of Cellular Tissue and Gene Therapies Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) FDA. On October 23 from 12:30 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m. the Committee will discuss considerations for the design of early-phase clinical trials of cellular and gene therapy products.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/2/10-11/3/10

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a 2-day public hearing to obtain input on specific issues and challenges associated with the implementation of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCI Act). The BPCI Act establishes an abbreviated approval pathway for biological products that are demonstrated to be “highly similar” (biosimilar) to, or “interchangeable” with, an FDA-licensed biological product. The purpose of this public hearing is to create a forum for interested stakeholders to provide input regarding the agency’s implementation of the statute. FDA will take the information it obtains from the public hearing into account in its implementation of the BPCI Act.

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Campus Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 10/9/09-10/9/09

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*** Call for LIVE Service Option *** 301.984.0001 On October 9, 2009, in open session, the Committee will discuss ISOLAGEN THERAPY, BLA 125348, Isolagen Technologies, Inc., for moderate to severe nasolabial fold wrinkles. Nasolabial fold wrinkles are the two skin folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/14/09-5/15/09

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On May 14 in the morning, in open session, the Committee will discuss the potential for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhea transmission by human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps) that are recovered from the reproductive system or gestational tissues (e.g., amnionic membrane and placenta, cells recovered from menstrual blood, foreskin, placental/umbilical cord blood derived cell products), or other sources. In the afternoon, in open session, the Committee will discuss animal models for porcine xenotransplantation products intended to treat Type 1 diabetes or acute liver failure. On May 15, in open session, the Committee will: (1) Receive an update on Guidance documents from the Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research and the Center for Veterinary Medicine and (2) discuss clinical issues related to the FDA draft guidance Preparation of IDEs and INDs for Products Intended to Repair or Replace Knee Cartilage.

 

       
Location: Hilton - GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 4/10/08-4/11/08

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On April 10, 2008, the committee will meet to discuss scientific considerations for safety testing for cellular therapy products derived from human embryonic stem cells. On April 11, 2008, the committee will meet to discuss updates on the following topics: (1) Research management related to the September 29, 2005, review of research programs of the Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research; (2) FDA's Somatic Cell Therapy Letter; and (3) recently released FDA guidance documents.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/29/07-3/30/07

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On March 29, 2007, in open session, the committee will discuss Sipuleucel-T, Dendreon (BLA-STN 125197) indicated for the treatment of men with asymptomatic metastatic hormone refractory prostate cancer. The committee will also hear overviews of research programs in the Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. On March 30, 2007, in open session, the committee will discuss the draft document entitled ``Guidance for Industry: Minimally Manipulated, Unrelated, Allogeneic Placental/Umbilical Cord Blood Intended for Hematopoietic Reconstitution in Patients with Hematological Malignancies.'' For a copy of the draft guidance visit http://www.fda.gov/cber/gdlns/cordbld.pdf. The committee will also discuss scientific issues regarding minimally manipulated, unrelated allogeneic peripheral blood stem cells. On March 29, 2007, in open session, the committee will discuss Sipuleucel-T, Dendreon (BLA-STN 125197) indicated for the treatment of men with asymptomatic metastatic hormone refractory prostate cancer. The committee will also hear overviews of research programs in the Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. On March 30, 2007, in open session, the committee will discuss the draft document entitled ``Guidance for Industry: Minimally Manipulated, Unrelated, Allogeneic Placental/Umbilical Cord Blood Intended for Hematopoietic Reconstitution in Patients with Hematological Malignancies.'' For a copy of the draft guidance visit http://www.fda.gov/cber/gdlns/cordbld.pdf. The committee will also discuss scientific issues regarding minimally manipulated, unrelated allogeneic peripheral blood stem cells.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/3/05-3/4/05

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On March 3-4, 2005 the Committee will discuss cellular therapies for repair and regeneration of joint surfaces. The Committee will also receive the following updates: 1) on March 3, 2005, in the afternoon, updates of research programs in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research and the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research; 2) on March 4, 2005, in the morning, update on the FDA Critical Path Initiative.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/18/04-3/19/04

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On March 18 and 19, 2004, the committee will discuss issues related to the design of early phase clinical trials of cellular therapies for the treatment of cardiac diseases.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/9/03-10/10/03

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On October 9-10, 2003, the committee will 1) discuss issues related to manufacturing data and clinical evidence to be provided in a biologics license application (BLA) for marketing approval of allogeneic islet transplantation to treat type 1 diabetes mellitus; 2) hear updates of individual research programs in the Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies; and 3) discuss reports of internal research programs in the Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/27/03-2/28/03

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On February 27, 2003 from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 3:45 p.m. the committee will discuss efficacy data for the use of minimally manipulated hematopoietic stem cells from placental/umbilical cord blood for hematopoietic reconstitution for particular age groups. From approximately 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. the committtee will receive updates of research programs in the Division of Monoclonal Antibodies. On February 28, 2003 from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. the committee will discuss safety issues related to the use of retrovirus vectors in gene therapy clinical trials.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/10/02-10/10/02

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The committee will discuss safety issues recently identified related to retrovirus vectors in gene therapies for the treatment of patients with severe combined immune deficiency disease and receive updates on individual research programs in the Division of Cell and Gene Therapies and the Division of Therapeutic Proteins.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/9/02-5/10/02

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On May 9, 2002, at 8:00 a.m. the committee receives updates of research programs in the Division of Therapeutic Proteins and the Division of Monoclonal Antibodies, at 9:00 a.m. the committee discusses issues related to ooplasm transfer in assisted reproduction. On May 10, 2002, the committee discusses issues related to inadvertent germline transmission of gene transfer vectors.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/24/01-10/26/01

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On October 24, 2001, the committee will meeting to discuss long-term follow-up of participants in gene transfer clinical trials. On October 25, 2001, the committee will discuss vector design, manufacture, and preclinical studies of lentivirus vectors in gene transfer clinical trials. On October 26, 2001, the committee will discuss development of a lentivirus vector gene transfer product for people with HIV.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/13/01-7/13/01

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On July 13, 2001, the committee will meet to 1)to discuss responses to the March 6, 2000 FDA Gene Therapy Letter (http://www.fda.gov/cber/ltr/gt030600.htm) related to adenovirus vector titer measurements and replication competent adenovirus levels and, 2) hear an update on the NIH Final Action on Serious Adverse Reporting.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/5/01-4/6/01

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On April 5-6, 2001, the committee will meet to discuss: 1) responses to the March 6, 2000 FDA Gene Therapy Letter (http://www.fda.gov/cber/letters.htm); 2) results of gene therapy clinical site inspections, 3) long-term follow-up of gene therapy patients, and 4) the FDA proposed rule - Availability for Public Disclosure and Submission to FDA for Public Disclosure of Certain Data and Information Related to Human Gene Therapy or Xenotransplantation (http://www.fda.gov/cber/rules.htm). In addition, the committee will receive an update on two research programs in the Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies and the Division of Monoclonal Antibodies, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/16/00-11/17/00

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On November 16-17, 2000, the Committee will meet to discuss the following issues related to gene therapy clinical trials: 1)product characterization, 2) preclinical models and, 3) long term follow-up.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/13/00-7/14/00

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On July 13 and 14, 2000, the committee will discuss product development issues related to human stem cells as cellular replacement therapies for neurological disorders.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/20/00-3/21/00

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On March 20-21, the committee will discuss: 1) issues related to the use of human pancreatic islets for the treatment of diabetes, including product development issues relating to the procurement, processing and characterization of islets, preclinical animal models for islets and a brief clinical perspective; and 2) the report of the January 13, 2000, meeting of the Xenotransplantation Subcommittee. Also, the committee will hear an update of research programs in the Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies and the Division of Therapeutic Proteins.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 1/13/00-1/13/00

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The Xenotransplantation Subcommittee will discuss the following public health issues concerning xenotransplantation: (1) Update of scientific data concerning porcine endogenous retrovirus, (2) blood donor deferral, and (3) examination of risks posed by different types of xenotransplantation products.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/15/99-7/15/99

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The committee will discuss FDA regulatory policy concerning the implications on biological product development of fast track and the recent pediatric rule, immune reactions to therapeutic and diagnostic biological products and the report of the June 3-4, meeting of the Xenotransplantation Subcommittee. *** Call for Satellite, Videoconferencing and Webcasting ***

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/3/99-6/4/99

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On June 3 and 4, 1999, the Xenotransplantation Subcommittee will discuss the following public health issues concerning porcine xenotransplantation: (1) Update of scientific data concerning porcine endogenous retrovirus, (2) update of patient monitoring and screening data concerning patients who have received a porcine xenograft, (3)update on FDA xenotransplantation policy development, and (4)proposals for solid organ xenotransplantation.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/13/98-11/13/98

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Focus on high risk transplantations. From 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. the meeting will be closed to the public to discuss industry trade secrets.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/30/98-7/30/98

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During the morning session, the Committee will discuss biologics license application 97-0509, Amgen Inc.'s Stemgenâ (ancestim). An indication is sought, in combination with Neupogenâ (filgrastim), for use in mobilization of peripheral blood progenitor cells. In the afternoon, the Committee will discuss the report from the December 17, 1997 meeting of the Xenotransplantation Subcommittee. The Committee will also discuss the research programs in the Laboratory of Immunology and the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Office of Therapeutics Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/24/98-3/24/98

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Premarketing Approval Application BP94-001/03, for Ceprate(R) SC System, CellPro Incorporated

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/17/97-10/17/97

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During the morning session, the committee will discuss Zenapax, (dacliximab, a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against the human interleukin 2 receptor), Hoffmann-La Roche. An indication is sought for the prophylaxis of acute organ rejection as part of an immunosuppressive regimen for patients receiving cadaveric kidney transplants. During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss Intron-A, (recombinant human interferon, interferon alfa-2b), Schering-Plough Corp. An indication is sought for the treatment of patients with high-tumor burden, follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, in conjunction with combination chemotherapy.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/24/97-7/25/97

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On July 24, 1997, during the morning session, the committee will discuss Neumega (oprelvekin, recombinant human interleukin eleven, rhIL-11), Genetics Institute. An indication is sought for Neumega for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia and reduction in the need for platelet transfusions in patients with nonmyeloid malignancies. During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss a premarket approval application for a device to concentrate CD34 positive cells in autologous peripheral blood stem cell products used for hematopoietic rescue. General data requirements for cell selection devices for hematopoietic rescue will also be discussed. On July 25, 1997, the committee will discuss Rituximab (C2B8 monoclonal antibody), IDEC. The company is seeking an indication for Rituximab as a treatment for patients with relapsed or refractory low grade or follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The committee will also discuss Neupogen, (Filgrastim, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor), Amgen. An indication is sought for use of Neupogen to reduce the duration of neutropenia, fever, hospitalization, and antibiotic use in patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/21/96-10/21/96

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The committee will discuss the: (1) FDA oncology initiative; (2) standards for approval of therapies for non- Hodgkin's Lymphoma; and (3) intramural research program for the Laboratory of Cell Biology, Laboratory of Immunobiology, and the Laboratory of Cell and Viral Regulation in the Office of Therapeutics Research and Review of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/28/96-2/29/96

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Open committee discussion. On February 28, 1996, the committee will: (1) Discuss premarket approval application (PMA) 94-001, for CEPRATE SC Device (CellPro), for selection of CD34+ progenitor/stem cells, and (2) then receive an update on stem cell policy. On February 29, 1996, the committee will discuss: (1) Clinical trials in in utero stem cell transplantation: Issues in early clinical trial development, and (2) the draft document ``Addendum on Gene Therapy to the 1991 Points to Consider (PTC) on Human Somatic Cell and Gene Therapy.''

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/13/95-11/13/95

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The committee will discuss drugs Leukine and Neupogen for cell mobilization and cancer treatment.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/10/95-4/11/95

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On April 10, 1995, the committee will discuss: (1) Product license application supplement, reference number 94-0381, for Roferon A (Interferon-alpha-2a) Hoffman La Roche Inc., for treatment of chronic phase, Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myelogenous leukemia; and (2) product license application supplements 94-0291 and 93-0287, for Sargramostim (GM-CSF), Immunex Corp., for acceleration of neutrophil recovery following chemotherapy in acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia and for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (this discussion will continue on the following morning). On the morning of April 11, 1995, the committee will also discuss perspectives on xenotransplantation. In the afternoon, the committee will discuss the intramural scientific program of the Laboratory of Bone Marrow Growth Factors and research programs of individuals in the Division of Hematologic Products and Division of Cytokine Biology.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/8/94-12/8/94

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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCardiovascular and Renal Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 10/30/14-10/30/14

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 206316, edoxaban tablets, submitted by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism (blood clots other than in the head) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (A Fib; abnormally rapid and chaotic contractions of the atria, the upper chambers of the heart).

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/6/14-11/6/14

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During the morning session, the committee will discuss New Drug Application (NDA) 205353, panobinostat capsules, application submitted by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. The proposed indication (use) for this product is in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone, for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least 1 prior therapy. During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss NDA 206317, ferric pyrophosphate solution, for administration via hemodialysis dialysate, application submitted by Rockwell Medical, Inc. The proposed indications (uses) for this product are for the treatment of iron loss or iron deficiency to maintain hemoglobin in adult patients with hemodialysis-dependent stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD 5HD) and to reduce the prescribed dose of erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) required to maintain desired hemoglobin levels.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/14/14-11/14/14

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On November 14, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens submitted by applicant Alcon Laboratories, Inc. This intraocular lens combines the optical properties of a +3 diopter multifocal intraocular lens with the optical properties of a toric intraocular lens. The proposed indication for use is: The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens (IOL) are intended for primary implantation for the visual correction of aphakia and pre-existing astigmatism secondary to removal of a cataractous lens in adult patients with and without presbyopia, who desire near, intermediate and distance vision, reduction of residual refractive cylinder, and increased spectacle independence. The lens is intended to be placed in the capsular bag.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/24/14-11/25/14

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The committee will discuss the risk of serious neurologic adverse reactions associated with epidural steroid injections (ESI) administered to reduce inflammation for pain management. The committee will also consider the efficacy of ESI and the overall risk benefit balance of injecting steroids in the epidural space to treat pain. These considerations will assist the Agency in our discussions of possible regulatory options, including but not limited to changes to the product labeling.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/4/14-12/4/14

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The committee will discuss issues related to clinical development programs and clinical trial designs for antibacterial products for the treatment of patients with serious bacterial infections for which there are limited or no therapeutic options.

 

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

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On December 12, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application for the Superion InterSpinous Spacer device sponsored by Vertiflex Incorporated. The proposed Indication for Use for the Superion InterSpinous Spacer device, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: the Superion InterSpinous Spacer (the Superion ISS) is intended to treat skeletally mature patients suffering from pain, numbness, and/or cramping in the legs (neurogenic intermittent claudication) secondary to a diagnosis of moderate lumbar spinal stenosis, with or without Grade 1 spondylolisthesis, confirmed by X-ray, MRI and/or CT evidence of thickened ligamentum flavum, narrowed lateral recess, and/or central canal or foraminal narrowing. The Superion ISS is indicated for those patients with impaired physical function who experience relief in flexion from symptoms of leg/buttock/groin pain, numbness, and/or cramping, with or without back pain. The Superion ISS may be implanted at one or two adjacent lumbar (L) levels in patients in whom treatment is indicated at no more than two levels, from L1 to L5.

 

       
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Recent Meetings

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Meeting Date: 10/21/14-10/21/14

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The committee will discuss supplemental new drug application (sNDA) 203188, ivacaftor oral tablets, submitted by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in patients with an R117H mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/20/14-10/20/14

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The committee will discuss biologics license application (BLA) 125504, secukinumab, a human monoclonal antibody, submitted by Novartis, proposed for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Meeting of the Psychopharmacologic Drugs & DSRM

Meeting Date: 10/16/14-10/16/14

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The committees will discuss the risk of serious neuropsychiatric adverse events with CHANTIX (varenicline tartrate) tablets, NDA 21928, Pfizer, Inc., and discuss options for addressing this risk.

 

       
Location: FDA Meeting Room Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 10/8/14-10/9/14

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On October 8, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information related to the premarket approval application regarding the Boston Scientific Corporation’s WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure Technology. FDA is seeking committee review and recommendations regarding new clinical data and associated additional adverse events including stroke that have become available since the previous advisory committee meeting on the WATCHMAN device, which was held December 11, 2013. The WATCHMAN LAA Closure Technology is a percutaneously delivered permanent cardiac implant placed in the left atrial appendage. This device is indicated to prevent thromboembolism (TE) from the left atrial appendage. It may be considered for use in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who are eligible for warfarin therapy to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism based on CHADS2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age >75 years, diabetes, and prior stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)) or CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age >75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke/TIA/TE, vascular disease, age 65-74, and sex category) scores. On October 9, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of more-than-minimally manipulated allograft heart valves (MMM Allograft HVs). A MMM Allograft HV is a human valve or valved conduit that has been aseptically recovered from qualified donors, dissected free from the human heart, and then subjected to a manufacturing process(es) that alters the original relevant characteristics of the tissue (21 CFR 1271.3(f), 21 CFR 1271.10(a)(1), and 21 CFR 1271.20). The valve is then stored until needed by a recipient. An example of such a manufacturing process is one that intentionally removes the cells and cellular debris with the goal of reducing in vivo antigenicity. MMM Allograft HVs are considered preamendment devices because they were found substantially equivalent to devices in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. MMM Allograft HVs are currently regulated under Product Code OHA, ‘‘Heart Valve, More than Minimally Manipulated Allograft,’’ as unclassified devices and reviewed under the premarket notification, 510(k), authority (21 CFR part 807). FDA is seeking committee input on the safety and effectiveness of MMM Allograft HVs and the regulatory classification for MMM Allograft HVs.

 

       
Location: Hilton Gaithersburg MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 10/1/14-10/1/14

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On October 1, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for the SONABLATE 450 device sponsored by SonaCare Medical, LLC. The proposed Indication for Use for the SONABLATE 450 device, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: The SONABLATE 450 (SONABLATE) is intended for use in the treatment of localized, clinically recurrent prostate cancer after failure of primary external beam radiation therapy.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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