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

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On December 12, 2017, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for the Barricaid Anular Closure Device by Intrinsic Therapeutics. The proposed Indication for Use, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: The Barricaid is intended to be implanted following a limited discectomy, to prevent reherniation and the recurrence of pain or dysfunction. The Barricaid is indicated for patients with radiculopathy (with or without back pain), a posterior or posterolateral herniation, characterized by radiographic confirmation of neural compression using magnetic resonance imaging, and a large anular defect (e.g., between 4-6 mm tall and between 6-12 mm wide) post discectomy, at one level between L4 and S1.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/20/16-4/20/16

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The Committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on the premarket approval application for the Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI), sponsored by Cartiva, Inc. The Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant (SCI) is an organic polymer-based biomaterial to mimic biologic cartilage. The device is to be indicated for treatment of degenerative and post-traumatic arthritis in the first metatarsophalangeal joint in the presence of good bone stock along with the following clinical conditions: hallux valgus or hallux limitus, hallux rigidus, and an unstable or painful metatarsophalangeal joint.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/19/16-2/19/16

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The Committee will discuss the premarket application for the DIAM Spinal Stabilization System. The DIAM Spinal Stabilization System is indicated for skeletally mature patients that have low back pain (with or without radicular pain) with current episode lasting less than 1 year in duration secondary to moderate lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) at a single level from L2-L5. DDD is confirmed radiographically with one or more of the following factors: (1) Patients must have greater than 2 millimeters of decreased disc height compared to the adjacent level; (2) scarring/thickening of the ligamentum flavum, annulus fibrosis, or facet joint capsule; or (3) herniated nucleus pulposus. The DIAM device is implanted via a minimally invasive posterior approach. Amended: The Committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket application (PMA) for the DIAM Spinal Stabilization System, sponsored by Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA. The DIAM Spinal Stabilization System is indicated for skeletally mature patients that have moderate low back pain (with or without radicular pain) with current episode lasting less than 1 year in duration secondary to lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) at a single symptomatic level from L2-L5. DDD is confirmed radiologically with one or more of the following factors: (1) Patients must have greater than 2 mm of decreased disc height compared to the adjacent level; (2) scarring/thickening of the ligamentum flavum, annulus fibrosis, or facet joint capsule; or (3) herniated nucleus pulposus. The DIAM device is implanted via a minimally invasive posterior approach.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/20/15-2/20/15

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On February 20, 2015, 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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Meeting Date: 12/12/13-12/12/13

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On December 12, 2013, during Session I, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of spinal sphere devices. These devices are spheres manufactured from metallic (e.g., cobalt chromium molybdenum) or polymeric (e.g., polyetheretherketone) materials. They are intended to be inserted between the vertebral bodies into the disc space from L3-S1 to help provide stabilization and to help promote intervertebral body fusion. During the arthrodesis procedure, they are to be used with bone graft. These devices are not intended for use in motion-sparing, non-fusion procedures. Spinal sphere devices are considered preamendment devices because they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. Spinal sphere devices are currently regulated under the heading of "Intervertebral Fusion Device with Bone Graft, Solid-Sphere, Lumbar", Product Code NVR, as unclassified devices and reviewed under the 510(k) premarket notification authority. FDA is seeking committee input on the safety and effectiveness of spinal sphere devices and the regulatory classification for spinal sphere devices. On December 12, 2013, during Session II, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the reclassification petition received on November 20, 2012, from DEKA Research & Development Corp. requesting that FDA reclassify stair climbing wheelchairs (21 CFR 890.3890) from Class III to Class II. A stair-climbing wheelchair is a device with wheels that is intended for medical purposes to provide mobility to persons restricted 3 to a sitting position. The device is intended to climb stairs. On June 12, 2013 (78 FR 35173), FDA issued a proposed order which, if made final, would reclassify stair-climbing wheelchairs as Class II subject to premarket notification (510(k)) and special controls. The petitioner has one stair-climbing wheelchair approved, the iBot (P020033), and it is indicated for the following: to provide indoor and outdoor mobility in confined spaces, at an elevated height, climb curbs, ascend/descend stairs, traverse obstacles, travel over a wider variety of terrain, and negotiate uneven/inclined surfaces. Stair-climbing wheelchairs are preamendment devices because they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. Stair-climbing wheelchairs are currently regulated as Class III devices. A call for premarket approval (PMA) applications was issued on April 13, 2000 (effective July 12, 2000) (65 FR 19834). The committee's discussion will include 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 stair-climbing wheelchairs. On December 12, 2013, during Session III, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the possible reclassification of mechanical wheelchairs (21 CFR 890.3850) from Class I, currently subject to premarket notification (510(k)), to Class II, subject to special controls. The mechanical wheelchairs are being considered for exemption from premarket notification (510(k)) requirements. A mechanical wheelchair is a manually operated device with wheels that is intended for medical purposes to provide mobility to persons restricted 4 to a sitting position. No proposed order has been issued for this proposed change in classification. Mechanical wheelchairs are preamendment devices because they were in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. Mechanical wheelchairs are currently regulated as Class I devices that are subject to premarket notification (510(k)) requirements (48 FR 53041). The committee will discuss whether general and/or special controls are appropriate to demonstrate a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of mechanical wheelchairs and whether, if reclassified to Class II, these devices should be exempt from premarket notification (510(k)) requirements.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/24/13-7/25/13

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On July 24, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the Kineflex/C Cervical Artificial Disc sponsored by SpinalMotion. The Kineflex/C is a metal-on-metal (cobalt chrome molybdenum alloy) cervical total disc replacement device. The Kineflex/C is indicated for reconstruction of the intervertebral disc at one level from C3-C7 following single-level discectomy for intractable radiculopathy or myelopathy due to a single-level abnormality localized to the disc space. On July 25, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the Kineflex Lumbar Artificial Disc sponsored by SpinalMotion. The Kineflex Lumbar Artificial Disc is a metal-on-metal (cobalt chrome molybdenum alloy) lumbar total disc replacement device. The Kineflex Lumbar Artificial Disc is indicated for reconstruction of the intervertebral disc at one level (L4-L5 or L5- S1) following single-level discectomy for lumbar degenerative disc disease (DDD) where DDD is defined as discogenic back pain with degeneration of the disc as confirmed by patient history, physical examination, and radiographic studies.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/5/13-4/5/13

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On April 5, 2013, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the possible reclassification of Shortwave Diathermy devices. On July 6, 2012 (77 FR 39953), FDA issued a proposed rule which, if made final, would make Shortwave Diathermy devices Class III, requiring premarket approval. In response to the proposed rule, FDA received petitions under section 515(b)(2)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requesting a change in classification. The reclassification petitions are available for public review and comment at www.regulations.gov under docket number FDA-2012-N-0378.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/21/12-9/21/12

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On September 21, 2012, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of posterior cervical screws, including pedicle and lateral mass screws. Cervical pedicle and lateral mass screws are components of rigid, posterior spinal screw and rod systems generally intended as an adjunct to fusion for the treatment of degenerative disc disease (as defined by neck pain confirmed by radiographic studies), trauma, deformity, failed previous fusion, tumor, infection, and inflammatory disorders in the cervical spine.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/12/11-5/12/11

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On May 12, 2011, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application (PMA) for the Augment Bone Graft, sponsored by Biomimetic Therapeutics, Inc. The intended use of the device is as an alternative bone grafting substitute to autologous bone graft in applications to facilitate fusion in the ankle and foot without necessitating an additional invasive procedure to harvest the graft.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/27/10-7/27/10

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On July 27, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for the AMPLIFY rhBMP-2 Matrix, sponsored by Medtronic, Inc. The AMPLIFY rhBMP-2 Matrix is used for posterolateral fusion treatment of single level lumbar (L2S1) degenerative disc disease.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/23/10-3/23/10

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On March 23, 2010, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on issues relevant to FDA's reevaluation of the ReGen Collagen Scaffold (CS) device (marketed as the Menaflex[reg]), which FDA cleared in K082079 on December 18, 2008, sponsored by ReGen Biologics, Inc. The indications for use statement for this device states that the device is intended for use in surgical procedures for the reinforcement and repair of soft tissue injuries of the medial meniscus. In repairing and reinforcing medial meniscal defects, the patient must have an intact meniscal rim and anterior and posterior horns for attachment of the mesh. In addition, the surgically prepared site for the CS must extend at least into the red/white zone of the meniscus to provide sufficient vascularization. The CS reinforces soft tissue and provides a resorbable scaffold that is replaced by the patient's own soft tissue. The CS is not a prosthetic device and is not intended to replace normal body structure.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/4/09-11/4/09

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On November 4, 2009, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for the Dynesys Spinal System, sponsored by Zimmer Spine. The Dynesys Spinal System is indicated to provide spinal alignment and stabilization in skeletally mature patients at one or two contiguous levels from L1-S1.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/18/09-8/19/09

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On August 18, 2009, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for the CoMplete Acetabular Hip System, sponsored by DePuy Orthopaedics. This device system is intended for use as a primary joint replacement prosthesis in total hip arthroplasty, and is indicated for skeletally mature patients suffering severe pain and disability due to structural damage in the hip joint from non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease and its composite diagnoses of osteoarthritis or post-traumatic arthritis. On August 19, 2009, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a PMA for Durolane, sponsored by Q-Med AB. This device is indicated for the treatment of pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacological therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/31/09-3/31/09

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for OP-1 Putty, sponsored by Stryker Biotech. This combination product is indicated for posterolateral spinal fusion procedures in skeletally mature patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis who have failed at least 6 months of conservative nonsurgical treatment.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/9/08-12/9/08

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for Synvisc-One, sponsored by Genzyme Corp. This device is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative nonpharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, e.g., acetaminophen.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/14/08-11/14/08

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on a premarket notification application for the ReGen Collagen Scaffold (CS), sponsored by ReGen Biologics, Inc. This device is intended for use in surgical procedures for the reinforcement and repair of chronic soft tissue injuries of the meniscus (one to three prior surgeries to the involved meniscus) where weakness exists. In repairing and reinforcing meniscal defects, the patient must have an intact meniscal rim and anterior and posterior horns for attachment of the mesh. In addition, the surgically prepared site for the CS must extend at least into the red/white zone of the meniscus to provide sufficient vascularization.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/15/08-7/15/08

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for Oxiplex/SP Gel, sponsored by FzioMed, Inc. This device is intended to be used as a surgical adjuvant during posterior lumbar laminectomy, larninotomy, or discectomy to improve patient outcomes by reducing postoperative leg pain, back pain, and neurological symptoms.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/17/07-7/17/07

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for the Bryan Total Cervical Disc Prosthesis, sponsored by Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. This device is indicated in skeletally mature patients with cervical degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one level from C3-C7. DDD is defined as any combination of the following: Disc herniation with radiculopathy, spondylotic radiculopathy, disc herniation with myelopathy, or spondylotic myelopathy.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/24/07-4/24/07

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement System, sponsored by Link America, Inc. This system is intended for use as a noncemented implant to replace a painful arthritic and/or severely deformed ankle due to rheumatoid arthritis, primary arthrosis, or posttraumatic arthrosis.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 2/22/07-2/22/07

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On February 22, 2007, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for the Cormet 2000 Hip Resurfacing System, sponsored by Corin U.S.A. This system is intended for use in resurfacing hip arthroplasty for reduction or relief of pain and/or improved hip function in skeletally mature patients with non- inflammatory degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/19/06-9/19/06

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application for a cervical disc prosthesis intended to treat skeletally mature patients with degenerative disc disease at one level from C3-C7.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/2/06-6/2/06

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The committee will discuss and make a recommendation on the reclassification of the noninvasive bone growth stimulator indicated for the treatment of established nonunion fractures acquired secondary to trauma and as an adjunct to the treatment of lumbar spinal fusion surgery for one or two levels.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 9/8/05-9/9/05

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On September 8, 2005, the committee will hear 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 hear an update on the status of recent devices brought before the committee. Subsequently, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a hip joint metal/metal semi constrained resurfacing hybrid prosthesis (cemented femoral component). The device is intended to relieve hip pain and improve hip function in patients who have adequate bone stock and are at risk of requiring more than one hip joint replacement over their lifetimes. On September 9, 2005, the committee will discuss the design of clinical studies for spinal devices indicated for treatment of mild to moderate low back pain.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/31/04-8/31/04

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for an interspinous process distraction system intended for treatment of patients aged 50 or older suffering from neurogenic intermittent claudication secondary to mild or moderate lumbar spinal stenosis who have undergone a regimen of non-operative treatment.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/2/04-6/3/04

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On June 2, 2004, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for an artificial lumbar disc intended for spinal arthroplasty in skeletally mature patients with degenerative disc disease at one level from L4-S1. On June 3, 2004, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a reclassification petition for total and unicompartmental mobile bearing knee joint prostheses. Also on June 3, 2004, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the committee will discuss and make recommendations on a draft guidance document for clinical performance data requirements for hip joint prostheses.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/11/03-12/11/03

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on the reclassification of the intervertebral body fusion device (cage) intended for spinal fusion procedures in skeletally mature adults with degenerative disc disease at one or two levels from C2-C7 and L2-S1 using autogenous bone graft. The device does not include combination products, such as the intervertebral body fusion device using morphogenic proteins and scaffolds.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/20/02-11/21/02

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On November 20, 2002, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on premarket approval application (PMA) for a stair-climbing wheelchair. On November 21, 2002, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a PMA for growth factors soaked in a collagen sponge used to treat tibial fractures. In addition, on November 21, 2002, the committee will have a general discussion on preclinical and clinical data for spinal devices.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 8/8/01-8/9/01

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The committee will discuss and make recommendations on the reclassification of metal on metal total hip arthroplasty devices. Also, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on premarket approval application (PMA) for a metacarpophalangeal finger joint prosthesis.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 1/19/01-1/19/01

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a cervical interbody fusion system.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/20/00-7/20/00

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on premarket approval application (PMA) for a shock wave lithotriptor used for the treatment of heel pain and a PMA for a ceramic on ceramic total hip arthroplasty.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/4/99-11/5/99

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On November 4th, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the reclassification of constrained total hip arthroplasty devices. The committee will also discuss the development of computer controlled surgical systems designed for use in orthopedic procedures. On November 5th, the committee will discuss post-marketing studies of Genzyme Corporation's Carticel (autologous chondrocytes manipulated ex-vivo for structural repair) indicated for treatment and repair of clinically significant, articular cartilage defects in the knee. The discussion will focus on issues specific to these studies and on more general ones related to the feasibility of randomized controlled trials in the field of orthopedics.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 10/8/98-10/9/98

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On October 8, 1998, the committee will consider issues relating to the study and evaluation of spinal device assemblies. In the context of a preliminary background document, the committee will be asked to address scientific issues pertaining to the development of investigational device exemptions (IDE) applications for spinal device assemblies. This will include inclusion/exclusion criteria, type of control(s), study endpoints, and length of follow-up.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 4/27/98-4/28/98

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April 27, 1998 Panel Training - Conflict of Intrest. General and PDP training. Reclassification training. April 28, 1998 Reclassification of bone cement.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/30/19-5/31/19

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On May 30, 2019, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the reclassification of surgical stapler devices for internal use from Class I (general controls) to Class II (special controls). On May 31, 2019, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the reclassification of certain absorbable hemostatic agents from Class III to Class II (special controls).

 

       
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Meeting Date: 6/6/19-6/6/19

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 212862, pretomanid tablets for oral administration, submitted by The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, Inc., proposed as part of a combination regimen with bedaquiline and linezolid in adults for the treatment of pulmonary extensively drug resistant and treatment- intolerant or non-responsive multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).

 

       
Location: FDA Meeting Room Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint DSRM and Anesthetic and Analgesic AdComm

Meeting Date: 6/11/19-6/12/19

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FDA is seeking public input on the clinical utility and safety concerns associated with the higher range of opioid analgesic dosing (both in terms of higher strength products and higher daily doses) in the outpatient setting. FDA is interested in better understanding current clinical use and situations that may warrant use of higher doses of opioid analgesics. We are also interested in discussing the magnitude and frequency of harms associated with higher doses of opioid analgesics relative to lower doses, as well as optimal strategies for managing these risks while ensuring access to appropriate pain management for patients. FDA frequently hears from patients and healthcare providers that higher dose opioid analgesics continue to be a unique and necessary part of effective pain management for some patients. FDA is also cognizant of serious safety concerns associated with both higher strengths and higher daily doses of opioid analgesics, both in patients and in others who may access these drugs. Higher strength products may be more harmful in cases of accidental exposure and overdose and may also be more sought out for misuse and abuse. Along with a number of other factors, a higher daily opioid dose is associated with greater risk of overdose. Concerns have also been raised that higher dose opioid regimens may carry a higher risk of addiction, although robust evidence for a causal relationship is lacking. There is a strong association between higher opioid dose and duration/persistence of opioid analgesic therapy and assessing temporal relationships and independent effects of opioid dose and duration on the risks of both addiction and overdose is challenging. In addition, FDA acknowledges the complex and evolving landscape of the opioid epidemic, with myriad Federal, State, local, and payer efforts to encourage more judicious prescribing of opioid analgesics, and the growing threat of highly lethal illicit opioids. To better understand both the clinical utility and harms of higher dose opioid analgesics in the current environment, and to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various potential risk management strategies, FDA brings these issues to an advisory committee to seek input and advice from the clinical, patient, public health, and research communities. In particular, FDA seeks to discuss: (1) The current clinical use and situations that may warrant pain management with opioid analgesics at higher product strengths and daily doses, factors influencing prescribing practices, and specific patient populations for whom there may be utility in prescribing these medications at higher doses; (2) the magnitude and frequency of harms associated with opioid analgesics at higher product strengths and daily doses, relative to lower strengths and daily doses, including the role of opioid dose in adverse health outcomes in both patients and in others who may access the drugs (e.g., risk for developing addiction, fatal overdose), the relevance of therapy duration and physical opioid dependence, and risks in different subpopulations (e.g., patients with chronic non-cancer pain, young children, adolescents); and (3) possible FDA interventions and their expected impact on patients and public health more broadly, including, for example, potential effects on prescribing and pain management practices, patient experience and behaviors, and adverse outcomes such as addiction and overdose.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 6/19/19-6/20/19

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On June 19 and 20, 2019, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on information related to recent observations of increased long-term mortality in peripheral arterial disease patients treated with paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents compared to patients treated with uncoated comparator devices. FDA requests panel input regarding the presence and magnitude of the signal and potential causes. FDA also seeks input regarding appropriate regulatory actions associated with the findings.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg Holiday Inn Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric Oncology Subcommittee of ODAC

Meeting Date: 6/20/19-6/20/19

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During the morning session, the particular matter for this meeting will be review and discussion of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA) mandated Relevant Pediatric Molecular Target List now posted on the FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/?AboutFDA/?CentersOffices/?OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/?OCE/?ucm544641.htm. FDA is required by statute to review and update the previously approved and published lists. The focus of the discussion will be limited to two target “classes” included in the Relevant Pediatric Molecular Target List: (1) Targets linked to cell lineage and (2) targets on normal immune cells and cells in the tumor microenvironment. Planned introductory presentations will be on: (1) Cell-based therapy approaches to childhood cancer and (2) novel membrane antigen determinants in pediatric tumors. During the afternoon session, information will be presented to gauge investigator interest in exploring potential pediatric development plans for two products in various stages of development for adult cancer indications. The subcommittee will consider and discuss issues concerning diseases to be studied, patient populations to be included, and possible study designs in the development of these products for pediatric use. The discussion will also provide information to the Agency pertinent to the formulation of written requests for pediatric studies, if appropriate. The products under consideration are: (1) ONC201, presentation by Oncoceutics Inc., and (2) CD24Fc, presentation by OncoImmune, Inc.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOncologic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/14/19-5/14/19

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During the morning session, the committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 211810 for pexidartinib capsule, submitted by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. The proposed indication (use) for this product is for the treatment of adult patients with symptomatic tenosynovial giant cell tumor, also referred to as giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath or pigmented villonodular synovitis, which is associated with severe orbidity or functional limitations, and which is not amenable to improvement with surgery. During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss NDA 212166 for quizartinib tablets, submitted by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. The proposed indication (use) for this product is for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia, which is FLT3-ITD positive, as detected by an FDA-approved test.

 

       
Location: TBA Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPulmonary-Allergy Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/8/19-5/8/19

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 202049, for mannitol inhalation powder, for oral inhalation submitted by Chiesi USA, Inc., for the proposed indication of management of cystic fibrosis to improve pulmonary function in patients 18 years of age and older in conjunction with standard therapies.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology AdComm

Meeting Date: 5/7/19-5/7/19

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The committee will discuss the following topics: (1) Approaches to evaluate the effect of renal impairment on drug exposure, and (2) best practice considerations for translating pharmacokinetic (PK) information into dose individualization instructions. Regarding topic 1, many registration trials exclude patients with advanced kidney disease, and product labeling dosing instructions for these patients are commonly derived from our understanding of the change in the PK in individuals with varying degrees of renal function. The most common current approach to determine dosing instructions for patients with varying degrees of renal function begins with a stand-alone renal impairment study, either full design or reduced design. In addition to stand-alone renal impairment studies, drug development programs often use the findings from population PK (POPPK) analyses, which leverage the PK information across all the studies available in a drug development program. An alternative approach to consider is for drug development programs to predict the impact of renal impairment on the PK of the drug, either based on the understanding of the PK of a new molecular entity or using physiologic based PK (PBPK) models, without a stand-alone renal impairment study. Patients with impaired renal function can then be included in later stage clinical trials, with prospective dose adjustment incorporated if deemed necessary based the predictions. The dosing should be confirmed based on analysis of PK samples from the late stage trials (sparse PK, POPPK analysis). Regarding topic 2, dose individualization is typically achieved by applying the concept of `exposure-matching' under the assumption that such a maneuver will result in a benefit-risk similar to that observed in the registration trials. The committee will discuss the application of `exposure matching,' including the necessary assumptions and any limitations.

 

       
Location: TBA Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsAntimicrobial Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 4/25/19-4/26/19

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Day 1 - On April 25th, The committee will discuss one or more possible pathways for approval of rabies virus monoclonal antibodies for use as the passive-immunization component of post-exposure prophylaxis. Day 2 - On April 26th, The committee will discuss the safety and effectiveness of bacitracin for intramuscular injection for the treatment of infants with pneumonia and empyema caused by staphylococci shown to be susceptible to the drug, which is the only approved indication for bacitracin for intramuscular injection. The committee will also consider whether there are other uses for bacitracin for intramuscular injection that could be studied. FDA will present background information on the regulatory history of bacitracin for intramuscular injection and information on the current use of bacitracin for intramuscular injection.

 

       
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