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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/17/17-5/17/17

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On May 17, 2017, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for the TRANSMEDICS ORGAN CARE SYSTEM (OCS)--Lung System, by TransMedics, Inc. The proposed Indication for Use, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: The TRANSMEDICS ORGAN CARE SYSTEM (OCS) Lung System is a portable organ perfusion, ventilation, and monitoring medical device intended to preserve donor lungs in a near physiologic, ventilated, and perfused state for transplantation.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/25/16-2/26/16

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On February 25, 2016, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for "TOPAS Treatment for Fecal Incontinence," by ASTORA Women's Health, LLC. The "TOPAS Treatment for Fecal Incontinence" device is a sling device (mesh) to be implanted around the puborectalis muscle (a muscle that contributes towards the maintenance of fecal continence). The proposed Indication for Use (IFU) for the "TOPAS Treatment for Fecal Incontinence" device, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: The "TOPAS Treatment for Fecal Incontinence" is intended to treat women with fecal incontinence (also referred to as accidental bowel leakage) who have failed more conservative therapies. On February 26, 2016, during session I, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the reclassification of urogynecologic surgical mesh instrumentation from class I to class II. The applicable product codes are those related to urogynecologic surgical mesh as follows: • OTN and the associated device classification name, "mesh, surgical, synthetic, urogynecologic, for stress urinary incontinence, female, multi-incision;" • PAG and the associated device classification name, "mesh, surgical, non-synthetic, urogynecologic, for stress urinary incontinence, female, multi-incision;" • PAH and the associated device classification name, "mesh, surgical, synthetic, urogynecologic, for stress urinary incontinence, female, single-incision mini-sling;" • OTO and the associated device classification name, "mesh, surgical, synthetic, urogynecologic, for apical vaginal and uterine prolapse, transabdominally placed;" • PAJ and the associated device classification name, "mesh, surgical, non-synthetic, urogynecologic, for apical vaginal and uterine prolapse, transabdominally placed;" • OTP and the associated device classification name, "mesh, surgical, synthetic, urogynecologic, for pelvic organ prolapse, transvaginally placed" and • PAI and the associated device classification name, "mesh, surgical, non-synthetic, urogynecologic, for pelvic organ prolapse, transvaginally placed." Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/Intended Use (IU) statements are: • Urogynecologic surgical mesh instrumentation is used: ? IFU/IU: To aid in insertion, placement, fixation, or anchoring of surgical mesh for procedures including transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse repair, sacrocolpopexy (transabdominal pelvic organ prolapse repair), treatment of female stress urinary incontinence. Examples of such surgical instrumentation include needle passers and trocars, needle guides, fixation tools, and tissue anchors. The committee, during session II, will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of the product code "LKX" and the associated device classification name, "Device, Thermal, Hemorrhoids." The product code LKX represents a category of devices intended to apply controlled cooling and conductive heating to hemorrhoids. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments became effective. Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/IU statements are: • Uses an aluminum probe that contains a temperature sensitive element to regulate temperature within 2 degrees (between 37 and 46 degrees centigrade). ? IFU/IU: The apparatus is intended to apply controlled, conductive heating to hemorrhoids. • Uses a heat applicator inserted into the rectum, applicator contains a battery operated heater, and a sensor which provides temperature control/feedback. ? IFU/IU: Intended to provide temporary relief of the symptoms of hemorrhoids through the application of mild heating. • Uses speculum-like plastic container containing liquid to cool hemorrhoidal veins. ? IFU/IU: Treatment of external hemorrhoids by applying cold therapy (cryotherapy) directly to swollen hemorrhoidal veins. The committee, during session III, will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of the product code "LRL" and the associated device classification name, "Cushion, Hemorrhoid." The product code LRL represents a category of devices intended to temporarily relieve pain and pressure caused by hemorrhoids. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments became effective. Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/IU statements are: • Uses an injection molded polypropylene copolymer plastic seat attached to a toilet seat (the product is adjustable and is available in round and elongated versions). ? IFU/IU: For the temporary relief from the pain and pressure of hemorrhoids. The device is for external use only. • Uses a cushion with an inflatable vinyl exterior and a foam center. An air chamber, when filled, prevents the cushion from compressing the foam. A urethane foam center adds comfort. ? IFU/IU: Intended for the home convalescent patient with perineal discomfort. • Uses a cushion that contains two internal molded structures that conform to the patient's shape. Exerts "slight" pressure on hemorrhoid. IFU/IU not required at the time of clearance. The committee, during session IV, will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of the product code "LKN" and the associated device classification name, "Separator, automated, blood cell and plasma, therapeutic." The product code LKN represents a category of centrifuge-type devices intended to separate blood components and perform therapeutic plasma exchange for the management of serious medical conditions in adults and children. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments became effective. Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/IU statements are: • Utilizes a continuous flow centrifuge (max speed 3000 revolutions per minute) to separate source blood from a subject into blood components. ? IFU/IU: May be used to perform therapeutic plasma exchange. ? IFU/IU: May be used to perform Red Blood Cell Exchange procedures for the transfusion management of Sickle Cell Disease in adults and children. • Uses continuous flow access to a rotating centrifuge to separate blood components. ? IFU/IU: May be used to harvest cellular components from the blood of certain patients where the attending physician feels the removal of such component may benefit the patient. ? IFU/IU: May be used to remove plasma components and/or fluid selected by the attending physicians.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCANCELLED: Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 11/18/15-11/19/15

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On November 18, 2015, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for the TransMedics® Organ Care System™ (OCS)--Heart, by TransMedics, Inc. The proposed Indication for Use for the TransMedics ® Organ Care System™ (OCS)--Heart, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: The TransMedics® Organ Care System™ (OCS)--Heart is a portable, ex vivo organ perfusion system intended to preserve a donor heart in a near-normothermic and beating state from retrieval until the eventual transplantation into a suitable recipient. On November 19, 2015, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of the product code “LKX”, and the associated device classification name, “Device, Thermal, Hemorrhoids”. The product code LKX represents a category of devices intended to apply controlled cooling and conductive heating to hemorrhoids. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments became effective. Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective Indications for Use (IFU)/Intended Use (IU) statements are as follows: 3 ? Uses an aluminum probe that contains a temperature sensitive element to regulate temperature within 2 degrees (between 37 and 46 degrees centigrade). o IFU/IU: The apparatus is intended to apply controlled, conductive heating to hemorrhoids. ? Uses a heat applicator inserted into the rectum, applicator contains a battery operated heater and a sensor which provides temperature control/feedback. o IFU/IU: Intended to provide temporary relief of the symptoms of hemorrhoids through the application of mild heating. ? Uses speculum like plastic container containing liquid to cool hemorrhoidal veins o IFU/IU: Treatment of external hemorrhoids by applying cold therapy (cryotherapy) directly to swollen hemorrhoidal veins. The committee will also discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of the product code “LRL”, and the associated device classification name, “Cushion, Hemorrhoid”. The product code LRL represents a category of devices intended to temporarily relieve pain and pressure caused by hemorrhoids. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments became effective. Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/IU statements are as follows: ? Uses an injection molded polypropylene copolymer plastic seat attached to a toilet seat (the product is adjustable and is available in round and elongated versions). o IFU/IU: For the temporary relief from the pain and pressure of hemorrhoids. The device is for external use only. 4 ? Uses a cushion with an inflatable vinyl exterior and a foam center. An air chamber, when filled, prevents the cushion from compressing the foam. A urethane foam center adds comfort. o IFU/IU: Intended for the home convalescent patient with perineal discomfort. ? Uses a cushion that contains two internal molded structures that conform to the patient’s shape. Exerts “slight” pressure on hemorrhoid. IFU/IU not provided. The committee will also discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of the product code “LKN”, and the associated device classification name, “Separator, automated, blood cell and plasma, therapeutic”. The product code LKN represents a category of centrifuge-type devices intended to separate blood components and perform therapeutic plasma exchange for the management of serious medical conditions in adults and children. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments became effective. Some examples of the means by which these devices perform these functions and their respective IFU/IU statements are as follows: ? Utilizes a continuous flow centrifuge (max speed 3000 rpm) to separate source blood from a subject into blood components. o IFU/IU: May be used to perform therapeutic plasma exchange. o IFU/IU: May be used to perform Red Blood Cell Exchange procedures for the transfusion management of Sickle Cell Disease in adults and children. ? Uses continuous flow access to a rotating centrifuge to separate blood components. 5 o IFU/IU: May be used to harvest cellular components from the blood of certain patients where the attending physician feels the removal of such component may benefit the patient. o IFU/IU: May be used to remove plasma components and/or fluid selected by the attending physicians.

 

       
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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.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/30/14-7/31/14

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On July 30, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for the Ablatherm Integrated Imaging device sponsored by EDAP Technomed, Inc. The proposed Indication for Use for the Ablatherm Integrated Imaging device, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: The Ablatherm Integrated Imaging device is intended for the primary treatment of prostate cancer in subjects with low risk, localized prostate cancer. On July 31, 2014, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of Penile Tumescence Monitors, Nephrostomy Catheters, Stimulators for Electrical Sperm Collection, Erectile Dysfunction Devices, and Alloplastic Spermatoceles. These devices are considered preamendments devices since they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Devices Amendments became effective. Penile Tumescence Monitors are currently regulated under the heading, ``Monitor, Penile Tumescence,' Product Code LIL, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. Nephrostomy Catheters are currently regulated under the heading, ``Catheter, Nephrostomy,' Product Code LJE, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. Stimulators for Electrical Sperm Collection are currently regulated under the heading, ``Stimulator, Electrical for Sperm Collection,' Product Code LNL, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. Erectile Dysfunction Devices are currently regulated under the heading, ``Device, Erectile Dysfunction,' Product Code LST, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. Alloplastic Spermatoceles are currently regulated under the heading, ``Spermatocele, Alloplastic,' Product Code LQS, as unclassified under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. FDA is seeking committee input on the safety and effectiveness and the regulatory classification of Penile Tumescence Monitors, Nephrostomy Catheters, Stimulators for Electrical Sperm Collection, Erectile Dysfunction Devices, and Alloplastic Spermatoceles.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/17/14-6/17/14

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On June 17, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket application (PMA) for the Maestro® Rechargeable System sponsored by Enteromedics, Inc. The Maestro® Rechargeable System provides VBLOC Therapy. The implantable device is a neuromodulator, which delivers high frequency (5000 Hertz), controllable electrical pulses to the intra-abdominal vagus nerve trunks. The effect of VBLOC therapy is reported to suppress neural signals carried by the vagus nerve trunks, resulting in decreased hunger pangs, decreased digestive enzyme secretion and calorie absorption, and increased satiety. The device consists of implantable electronic device components that deliver VBLOC therapy, and external components that regulate device performance. The proposed indication for use for the Maestro® Rechargeable System, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: The Maestro® Rechargeable System is indicated for use in weight reduction in adult patients with obesity that have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kilograms per square meter (kg/m2), or a BMI of at least 35 kg/m2 with one or more obesity related comorbid conditions, and have failed a more conservative weight reduction alternative.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/20/14-3/20/14

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On March 20, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the humanitarian device exemption (HDE) application for the XVIVO Perfusion System (XPSTM) sponsored by XVIVO Perfusion, Inc. The proposed Indication for Use for the XVIVO Perfusion System, as stated in the HDE, is as follows: The XPSTM is intended to be used with STEEN Solution for flushing and temporary continuous normothermic machine perfusion of initially unacceptable excised donor lungs during which time the function of the lungs can be reassessed for transplantation.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/27/13-6/27/13

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On June 27, 2013, during session I, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the proposed classification of sorbent hemoperfusion systems, one of the remaining preamendments class III devices. The class III sorbent hemoperfusion system is a device intended for the treatment of poisoning, drug overdose, hepatic coma, and metabolic disturbances. It consists of an extracorporeal blood system and a container filled with adsorbent material that removes a wide range of substances, both toxic and normal, from blood flowing through it. The adsorbent materials are usually activated carbon or resins, which may be coated or immobilized to prevent fine particles from entering the patient's blood. The generic type of device may include lines and filters specifically designed to connect the device to the extracorporeal blood system. Sorbent hemoperfusion systems may also include the machine or instrument used to drive and manage blood and fluid flow within the extracorporeal circuit, as well as any accompanying controllers, monitors, or sensors. On April 4, 2013 (78 FR 20268), FDA issued a proposed order which, if made final, would reclassify sorbent hemoperfusion systems labeled for the treatment of poisoning and drug overdose class II subject to premarket notification [510(k)] and special controls, while sorbent hemoperfusion systems labeled for the treatment of hepatic coma and metabolic disturbances would remain class III requiring premarket approval (PMA) applications. The committee’s discussion will involve making recommendations regarding the regulatory classifications noted above. The committee will also discuss whether the proposed special controls are adequate to reasonably ensure the safety and effectiveness of sorbent hemoperfusion devices labeled for the 3 treatment of poisoning and drug overdose. The regulatory history of sorbent hemoperfusion has been discussed as part of a previously published proposed rule (77 FR 9610). During session II on June 27, 2013, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the proposed classification of implanted blood access devices for hemodialysis from class III to class II. The class III implanted blood access devices for hemodialysis include various flexible or rigid tubes, such as catheters, cannulae or hollow needles. Chronic hemodialysis catheters are soft, blunt-tipped plastic catheters that have a subcutaneous “cuff”' for tissue ingrowth. They are placed in a central vein to allow blood access. Chronic hemodialysis catheters serve as conduits for the removal of blood from the patient, delivery to a hemodialysis machine for filtering, and return of filtered blood to the patient. They have no moving parts, consisting, essentially, of flexible tubing terminating in rigid Luer lock connectors for attachment to a dialysis machine. Subcutaneous catheters are totally implanted below the skin surface with no external communication. Arteriovenous shunts and vessel tips are tubing with tapered tips that are inserted into the artery and vein. The tubing is attached to the roughened or etched outer surface of the tip. The tubing is external to the skin and can be accessed with needles. They are similar to subcutaneous catheters. On June 20, 2012 (77 FR 36951), FDA issued a proposed rule which, if made final, would make the class III implanted blood access devices class II subject to premarket notification [510(k)] and special controls. The regulatory history of implanted blood access devices has been discussed as part of the proposed rule (77 FR 36951). The committee’s discussion will involve making recommendations regarding regulatory classification to either reaffirm class III or reclassify these devices into class II and comment on 4 whether special controls are adequate to reasonably ensure the safety and effectiveness of this device.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 5/10/12-5/11/12

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On May 10 and 11, 2012, the committee will discuss general issues related to medical devices intended for obese patients. The committee will provide recommendations regarding trial design for clinical studies to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of weight loss devices placed either endoscopically (balloons and suture devices) or laparoscopically (bands, space-occupying devices, etc.) and contrast those to surgery. Additional discussion will include issues pertaining to clinically meaningful weight loss, when the primary endpoint should be measured, length of patient followup, and how much risk is acceptable for a potentially small amount of weight loss.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 1/11/12-1/11/12

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On January 11, 2012, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application, sponsored by Torax Medical, Inc., for the LINX Reflux Management System, a sterile, single use, surgically placed device used to treat the symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/2/10-12/3/10

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On December 2, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application (PMA) for SOLESTA, sponsored by Oceana Therapeutics, Inc. SOLESTA is indicated for the treatment of fecal incontinence in patients who have failed conservative therapy. On December 3, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the PMA for the LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System, sponsored by Allergan. The sponsor is requesting an expanded Indication for Use for their LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System to include weight reduction in patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 35 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more comorbid conditions.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/11/09-12/11/09

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On December 11, 2009, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the study designs and endpoints of clinical investigations intended to support approval or clearance of devices indicated for the primary treatment of localized prostate cancer.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/10/09-6/10/09

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding general issues related to the use of ultrafiltration devices in the treatment of extracellular body fluid overload in patients experiencing heart failure. Specifically, the committee will address the use of these devices in patients experiencing heart failure in the following terms: Identifying the most appropriate heart failure patients for whom these treatments should be indicated, determining where these treatments fit within the spectrum of treatment options, and defining what level of clinical evidence is necessary to adequately evaluate and provide labeling for these devices.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/25/08-6/25/08

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application, sponsored by Medical Enterprises, Ltd., for a drug/device combination product designed to prevent recurrence of bladder cancer. Synergo SB-3TS 101.1 Device with Mitomycin C is indicated for use for prophylactic treatment of recurrence in patients following endoscopic removal of Ta-TI and GI-3 superficial transitional cell carcinama of the bladder (STCCB). Ta-T1 refers to the stage of the tumor, which is a measure of how deep the tumor penetrates into the bladder wall, with Ta and T1 being the most superficial stages for raised bladder tumors. (21-3 refers to the tumor grade, which is a measure of how aggressive the tumor is likely fo grow, with G1 being the least aggressive, and G3 the most. Synergo and Mitomycin C treatment is clinically indicated for STCCB patients of intermediate and high risk.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/8/05-6/8/05

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The committee will hear a presentation on the FDA Critical Path Initiative and a presentation by the Office of Surveillance and Biometrics in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health outlining their responsibility for the review of postmarket study design. The committee will also discuss and make recommendations regarding general issues related to the premarket requirements for the safe and effective use of hemodialysis equipment labeled for nocturnal hemodialysis therapies.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 1/17/03-1/17/03

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a device for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/17/01-8/17/01

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a device for the treatment of fecal incontinence.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/19/00-10/19/00

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a device for the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/19/00-6/19/00

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a device for the treatment of obesity.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/19/99-11/19/99

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for an optical device intended to assist in the evaluation of colonic polyps using laser-induced autofluorescence.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/29/99-7/29/99

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for a urethral bulking and coaptation device for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence due to intrinsic sphincter insufficiency. The committee will also discuss possible revisions to the Draft Guidance For Preparation of PMA Applications for Testicular Prostheses, March 1993. *** Call for Satellite, Videoconferencing and Webcasting ***

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/29/98-10/29/98

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval supplement for a new indication for an extracorporeal immunoadsorption device intended for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/30/98-7/30/98

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Agency's Proposed reclassification of external shock wave lithotripters for kidney and uretheral stones.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/30/98-4/30/98

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The panel will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for Medstone International's STS Lithotriper P970042 intended to fragment biliray stones. Anthony N. Kalloo, M.D., Gastroenterologist willl present a synopsis of the clinical data. Joseph H. Steinbach, Ph.D., Engineer and Biomathematician will present statistical review of the clinical data. The panel will consider the saftey and effectiveness of this device and the issues for consideration raised by the FDA.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/22/96-2/23/96

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On February 22, 1996, the committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 20-580, Cotazyme, and NDA 20- 581, Cotazyme S and Zymase (pancreatic lipase, Organon), indicated for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. On February 23, 1996, the committee will discuss NDA 20-617, C-14 Urea Breath Test (Trimed Specialties Inc.), for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori .

 

       
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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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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.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg MD Related News Links: Not Available
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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

Meeting Details:

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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