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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 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.

 

       
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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.

 

       
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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.

 

       
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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.

 

       
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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 OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel - - Sponsor: Impulse Dynamics, Inc.

Meeting Date: 12/4/18-12/5/18

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On December 4, 2018, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket application (PMA) for the OPTIMIZER SMART Implantable Pulse Generator device, sponsored by Impulse Dynamics (USA), Inc. This first-of-a-kind device is indicated to provide cardiac contractility modulation for class III heart failure patients who are not responding to optimal medical therapy. On December 5, 2018, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding issues relating to the emergence of medical devices, which aim to treat hypertension. Currently, clinical studies to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of these devices are progressing. FDA requests panel input regarding the potential indications and labeling for devices intended to treat hypertension and optimal study designs needed to evaluate the potential benefits and risks while considering issues such as medication compliance, patient perspective, and appropriate study controls.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Anesthetic &Analgesic with DSRM AdComm

Meeting Date: 12/17/18-12/18/18

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The committees will provide input and advice on strategies to increase the availability of naloxone products intended for use in the community. The committees will be asked to consider various options for increasing access to naloxone, weighing logistical, economic, and harm reduction aspects and whether naloxone should be co-prescribed with all or some opioid prescriptions to reduce the risk of overdose death. Because of the potential, significant costs and burdens that may be associated with naloxone co-prescribing (e.g., economic costs to consumers and health systems, adjusting to manufacturing volume growth, drug shortages), the committees will also be asked to consider the potential burdens that may be associated with naloxone co-prescribing for all or some prescription opioid patients.

 

       
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Recent Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPatient Engagement AdComm

Meeting Date: 11/15/18-11/15/18

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On November 15, 2018, the Committee will discuss and make recommendations on the topic “Connected and Empowered Patients: e-Platforms Potentially Expanding the Definition of Scientific Evidence.” The recommendations will address how FDA can leverage patient-driven platforms, such as social media and registries, to better engage patients and consumers as empowered partners in the work of protecting public health and promoting responsible innovation. Social media and other web platform enablers are facilitating the growth of virtual patient communities. Increasingly, patients and health care consumers are using these platforms to share their health experiences and seek information from other patients and consumers, rather than their health care providers alone. Novel approaches and methodologies are being used to tap into some of these platforms as potentially rich sources of patient-generated health data, which could be used as relevant and reliable real-world evidence. This meeting will help advance FDA’s objective to assure the needs, experiences, and perspectives of patients are included as part of FDA’s deliberations involving the regulation of medical devices and their use by patients. For this meeting, FDA is seeking input from the Committee and the public on whether and how FDA can harness the emerging potential of these patient platforms to better engage patients and consumers as empowered partners in the work of protecting public health and promoting responsible innovation. In addition, FDA is seeking recommendations from the Committee on ways to leverage these platforms to disseminate as well as potentially collect and evaluate health information to and from patients and consumers.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAnesthetic & Analgesic Drug Products AdComm

Meeting Date: 11/15/18-11/15/18

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The committee will discuss the assessment of opioid analgesic sparing outcomes in clinical trials of acute pain. The committee will be asked to comment on the trial design and endpoints of these studies and how to determine the clinical relevance of the results.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Anesthetic & Analgesic with DSRM AdComm - Sponsor: SpecGX Inc.

Meeting Date: 11/14/18-11/14/18

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The committees will discuss new drug application (NDA) 209774, for an immediate-release oral tablet formulation of oxycodone, which is intended to resist common methods of physical or chemical manipulation and to deter intravenous and intranasal abuse, submitted by SpecGx Inc., for the management of pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate. The committees will also be asked to determine whether the Applicant adequately demonstrated that the abuse-deterrent properties of the proposed product are sufficient to include this information in the product label, and whether the product should be approved.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Psychopharmacologic & DSRM AdComm - Sponsor: Sage Therapeutics

Meeting Date: 11/2/18-11/2/18

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The committees will discuss the efficacy, safety, and benefit-risk profile of new drug application (NDA) 211371, brexanolone 5 mg/mL intravenous injection, submitted by Sage Therapeutics, for the proposed indication of postpartum depression.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Psychopharmacologic & DSRM AdComm - Sponsor: Alkermes Inc.

Meeting Date: 11/1/18-11/1/18

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The committees will discuss efficacy, safety and risk-benefit profile of new drug application (NDA) 210417 for buprenorphine and samidorphan sublingual tablets, submitted by Alkermes, Inc., for adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorder.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsEndocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 10/24/18-10/25/18

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Agenda: On both days, the committee will discuss the ``Guidance for Industry: Diabetes Mellitus--Evaluating Cardiovascular Risk in New Antidiabetic Therapies to Treat Type 2 Diabetes' (https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/Guidances/ucm071627.pdf), and the cardiovascular risk assessment of drugs and biologics for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

 

       
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