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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.

 

       
Location: Hilton Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry & Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices AdComm

Meeting Date: 8/10/16-8/10/16

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On August 10, 2016, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding a de novo request for the SEEKER Newborn Screening System (SEEKER System), by Baebies, Inc. The SEEKER System consists of the SEEKER Analyzer, the SEEKER 4-Plex Assay Kit, the SEEKER Cartridges, the Spot Logic software, and quality control materials; it uses digital microfluidic technology to measure multiple lysosomal enzymatic activities quantitatively from newborn dried blood spot specimens.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg Holiday Inn Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel of the MDAC

Meeting Date: 7/21/16-7/22/16

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On July 21, 2016, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding a premarket approval application (PMA) panel-track supplement for a proposed change in intended use of Dexcom, Inc.’s, Dexcom G5® Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGM) device so that, in addition to tracking and trending interstitial fluid glucose concentrations, patients can use the device as a replacement for their blood glucose meters and make treatment decisions based on the interstitial fluid glucose concentration reported by the CGM.
On July 22, 2016, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on information regarding a premarket notification (510(k)) submission for the Alere Afinion™ HbA1c Dx point-of-care test system, sponsored by Alere Technologies AS. The proposed intended use, as stated by the sponsor: Alere Afinion HbA1c Dx is an in vitro diagnostic test for quantitative determination of glycated hemoglobin (% hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c) in human whole blood. This test is to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of diabetes and as an aid in identifying patients who may be at risk for developing diabetes. The measurement of % HbA1c is recommended as a marker of long-term metabolic control in persons with diabetes mellitus. For use in clinical laboratories and point of care laboratory settings.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory

Meeting Date: 4/25/13-4/25/13

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On April 25, 2013, during session I, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the appropriate regulatory classification for diagnostic devices known as methotrexate enzyme immunoassays. Methotrexate enzyme immunoassays are considered pre- Amendment devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976 when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. Methotrexate enzyme immunoassays are currently regulated under the heading of “Enzyme Immunoassay, Methotrexate,” Product Code LAO, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. Methotrexate enzyme immunoassays are for the quantitative determination of methotrexate. The measurements obtained are used in monitoring levels of methotrexate to ensure appropriate drug therapy. FDA is seeking panel input on the safety and effectiveness of methotrexate enzyme immunoassays. On April 25, 2013, during session II, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the appropriate regulatory classification for diagnostic devices known as phencyclidine (PCP) enzyme immunoassays and PCP radioimmunoassays. PCP enzyme immunoassays and PCP radioimmunoassays are considered pre-Amendment devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976 when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. PCP enzyme immunoassays are currently regulated under the heading of “Enzyme Immunoassay, Phencyclidine,” Product Code LCM, and “Radioimmunoassay, Phencyclidine,” Product Code LCL, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. FDA is seeking panel input on the safety and effectiveness of PCP enzyme immunoassays and PCP radioimmunoassays. 3 On April 25, 2013, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the appropriate regulatory classification for diagnostic devices known as isoniazid test strips. Isoniazid test strips are considered pre-Amendment devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976 when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. Isoniazid test strips are currently regulated under the heading of “Strip, Test Isoniazid,” Product Code MIG, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. Isoniazid test strips are a qualitative assay used for detecting isonicotinic acid and its metabolites in urine to determine compliance of isoniazid (INH) medication. FDA is seeking panel input on the safety and effectiveness of isoniazid test strips.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn, Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 10/29/01-10/29/01

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The committee will provide advice and recommendations on the types of data and/or labeling needed in premarket notification (510(k)) submissions for glucose test systems to address problems associated with using blood samples from alternate sites, such as the forearm, upper arm, thigh, calf, or base of the thumb.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Panel

Meeting Date: 9/24/01-9/24/01

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The committee will provide advice and recommendations on the types of data and/or labeling needed in premarket notification (510(k)) submissions for glucose test systems to address problems associated with using blood samples from alternate sites, such as the forearm, upper arm, thigh, calf, or base of the thumb.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 11/13/00-11/14/00

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On November 13, 2000, the committee will discuss two draft guidances: "Guidance for Prescription Use Drugs of Abuse Assays Premarket Notifications" and "Over the Counter (OTC) Screening Tests for Drugs of Abuse: Guidance for Premarket Notifications." The prescription use guidance supersedes the document entitled "Review Criteria for Assessment of In Vitro Diagnostic Devices for Drugs of Abuse Assays Using Various Methodologies." The OTC use guidance supersedes the document entitled "Guidance for Premarket Submissions for Kits for Screening Drugs of Abuse to be used by the Consumer." ------------------------------------------------->On November 14, 2000, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on a premarket notification (510(k)) for a first-of-a-kind prescription use screening device for heroin in human hair.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices

Meeting Date: 3/24/00-3/24/00

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a peptide test indicated as an aid in the diagnosis of congestive heart failure. The device is a product of the Biosite Corporation.

 

       
Location: Rockville, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices

Meeting Date: 12/6/99-12/7/99

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On December 6, 1999, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a device indicated for frequent, automatic and non-invasive monitoring of glucose levels in adults with diabetes. On December 7, 1999, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on general issues regarding over-the-counter devices for measurement of vaginal pH. The discussion will include appropriate claims, study designs to support claims, performance expectations, and labeling.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices

Meeting Date: 10/28/99-10/28/99

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on a premarket notification for an over-the-counter device that measures triglycerides from whole blood fingersticks.

 

       
Location: Corporate Blvd. Rockville, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsClinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices

Meeting Date: 2/26/99-2/26/99

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for a continuous glucose monitoring system that is indicated for the continuous recording of interstitial glucose levels in persons with diabetes mellitus.

 

       
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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCardiovascular and Renal Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 12/10/19-12/10/19

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The committee will be asked to discuss new drug application (NDA) 022034, for vernakalant HCl solution, for intravenous injection, submitted by Correvio International Sàrl, for the proposed indication of rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm for non-surgery patients: Atrial fibrillation = 7 days duration, and for post-cardiac surgery patients: Atrial fibrillation = 3 days duration.

 

       
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsEndocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs AdComm - Sponsor: Amarin Pharma Inc.

Meeting Date: 11/14/19-11/14/19

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The committee will discuss supplemental new drug application 202057/S-035, for VASCEPA (icosapent ethyl) capsules for oral administration, sponsored by Amarin Pharma Inc., for the following proposed indication: To reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, as an adjunct to statin therapy in adult patients with elevated triglycerides levels (135 mg/dL or greater) and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, based on the results of a clinical study entitled “A Study of AMR101 to Evaluate Its Ability to Reduce Cardiovascular Events in High Risk Patients With Hypertriglyceridemia and on Statin. The Primary Objective is to Evaluate the Effect of 4 g/Day AMR101 for Preventing the Occurrence of a First Major Cardiovascular Event. (REDUCE-IT)”

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsImmunology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 11/13/19-11/14/19

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On November 13 and 14, 2019, the committee will discuss the topic of immunological responses to metal-containing products regulated as medical devices. The discussion will focus on metal-containing implants as well as dental amalgam. Implants are medical devices that are placed into a surgically or naturally formed opening of the human body and are intended to remain there after the procedure for an extended period of time (typically, greater than 30 days). For decades, metal-containing implants have been used in a large number of medical specialties including cardiology, orthopedics, dentistry, gastroenterology, and neurology or neurosurgery. Recent postmarket issues with some metal-on-metal orthopedic implants and gynecological metal-containing implants have raised questions about the potential for some patients to develop unexpected or heightened biological responses to the implant. These may include local (peri-implant) adverse events and potentially systemic manifestations, which may impact a patient's quality of life and necessitate medical or surgical intervention. While not considered an implant, dental amalgam is included in this discussion because of its potential for patient and user exposure to mercury compounds and some purported similarities in the adverse biological responses and clinical manifestations elicited by some dental amalgams to that of traditional metal implants.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsEndocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs AdComm - Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Meeting Date: 11/13/19-11/13/19

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The committee will discuss supplemental new drug application (sNDA) 204629/S-020 for empagliflozin oral tablet, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the following proposed indication: As an adjunct to insulin therapy to improve glycemic control in adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsVaccines and Related Biological Products

Meeting Date: 11/8/19-11/8/19

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On November 8, 2019, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research's (CBER) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) will meet in open session to discuss and make recommendations on the development of chikungunya vaccines.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGeneral Hospital and Personal Use Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 11/6/19-11/7/19

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On November 6 and 7, 2019, the committee will discuss the topic of industrial ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization of medical devices and its role in maintaining public health as well as the risks of infection with reprocessed duodenoscopes. Subject matter of the panel meeting will include potential methods and expert assessment of how to reduce EtO emissions to the environment from medical device sterilization processes without compromising assurance of sterility or effective processing of medical devices. The panel will also discuss recommendations to reduce the risk of infection from reprocessed duodenoscopes.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsBone, Reproductive and Urologic AdComm
Sponsor: Agile Therapeutics, Inc.

Meeting Date: 10/30/19-10/30/19

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 204017 (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) transdermal system, submitted by Agile Therapeutics, Inc., for the prevention of pregnancy in women of reproductive potential.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsBone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs AdComm
Sponsor: AMAG Pharmaceuticals

Meeting Date: 10/29/19-10/29/19

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The committee will discuss supplemental new drug application (sNDA 021945/S-023#) for MAKENA (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection, 250 milligrams per milliliter) manufactured by AMAG Pharmaceuticals. In 2011, MAKENA received approval under the accelerated approval pathway (21 CFR part 314, subpart H, and section 506(c) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 356(c)) for reducing the risk of preterm birth in women with a singleton pregnancy who have a history of singleton spontaneous preterm birth. MAKENA was shown in the preapproval clinical trial to reduce the proportion of women who delivered at less than 37 weeks gestation, a surrogate endpoint that FDA determined was reasonably likely to predict a clinical benefit of preterm birth prevention, such as improved neonatal mortality and morbidity. As required under 21 CFR 314.510, the Applicant conducted a postapproval confirmatory clinical trial to verify and describe clinical benefit. AMAG Pharmaceuticals has disclosed that this completed confirmatory trial did not demonstrate a statistically significant difference between the treatment and placebo arms for the co-primary endpoints of reducing the risk of recurrent preterm birth or improving neonatal mortality and morbidity. The committee will consider the trial's findings and the sNDA in the context of AMAG Pharmaceuticals' confirmatory study obligation.

 

       
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