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Meeting Date: 10/24/12-10/24/12

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On October 24, 2012, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application supplement to expand the indications for use of the Selenia Dimensions 3D System with C-View Software Module, sponsored by Hologic, Inc. The Selenia Dimensions 3D System is currently approved for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. The screening exam can consist of field digital mammography (FFDM) alone or the combination of FFDM with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). The new C-View Software Module can generate synthetic 2D images from the DBT data. Hologic requests to expand the indications for use to allow the combination of DBT with synthetic 2D images to be used as another exam option for breast cancer screening.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 4/11/12-4/12/12

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On April 11, 2012, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to a premarket approval application for the Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) scanning device, sponsored by U–Systems, Inc. The ABUS scanning device is intended to increase breast cancer detection in asymptomatic dense-breasted women following a negative screening mammogram. On April 12, 2012, during session I, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the 515(i) order issued by FDA on April 9, 2009 (74 FR 16214), for breast transilluminators, one of the remaining preamendments class III devices. On July 18, 1995 (60 FR 36639), FDA published a Final Rule that misbranded breast transilluminators and effectively placed them in class III based on the recommendation of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel, which concluded there were no published studies or clinical data demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of this device. The committee discussion will include a review of the present literature to assess the current knowledge of breast transilluminators and determine if sufficient safety and effectiveness data are available to support reclassification of breast transilluminators.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 9/24/10-9/24/10

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On September 24, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for the Selenia C Digital Breast Tomosynthesis System, sponsored by Hologic, Inc. The Selenia C Digital Breast Tomosynthesis System is intended for use in the same clinical applications as traditional mammographic systems.

 

       
Location: Hilton Gaithersburg MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 3/4/08-3/5/08

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On March 4 and 5, 2008, the committee intends to discuss and make recommendations about computer aided detection and diagnosis (CAD) devices for radiological images, e.g., mammograms, chest x-rays, and computed tomography (CT) images of the lungs or colon. There will be a general discussion focusing on the general methodologies for CAD, including how CAD devices are used in clinical decision-making, how the devices are tested, and the information needed to properly assess their safety and effectiveness. The general discussion will be followed by specific discussions related to mammography CAD devices, colon CAD devices, and lung CAD devices. These discussions will include how the different types of CAD devices are used and the literature published regarding these devices, with focus on testing issues related to the different devices.

 

       
Location: TBA Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 5/23/06-5/23/06

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The committee will hear a presentation explaining FDA's 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. Subsequently, FDA will present key points for the committee to consider for the reclassification of full field digital mammography (FFDM) systems from Class III to Class II devices. The committee will discuss and make recommendations on the reclassification of FFDMs.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 2/3/04-2/3/04

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a computer aided detection device that identifies nodules in CT images of the lung.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg Marriott Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 12/10/02-12/10/02

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a device that produces a computerized thermal image of the breast of women recommended for biopsy.

 

       
Location: HOL - Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 3/5/01-3/5/01

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a computer-aided detection (CAD) device for identifying regions of interest in chest radiographs.

 

       
Location: Rockville, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 11/6/00-11/6/00

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for an embolic radiation therapy device.

 

       
Location: Rockville, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 12/16/99-12/16/99

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On December 16, 1999, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a digital mammography device.

 

       
Location: DoubleTree Hotel Rockville, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 5/17/99-5/17/99

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The committee will discuss bone strength assessment, with focus on the use of gender-specific and race-specific databases in assessing fracture risk and their applicability to bone densitometry and sonometry device labeling.

 

       
Location: Corporate Bldg. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 8/17/98-8/18/98

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To discuss, make recommendations and vote on premarket approval applications for a caries detection device (P980025) and a trans-spectral impedance (breast) scanner (P970033). To discuss and make suggestions for changes to the existing 510(k) guidance document for digital mammography devices.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/11/98-5/11/98

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To discuss and make recommendations and vote on a premarket approval application (P970058) for a computer aided detection system for screening mammograms, and to hold a closed briefing session.

 

       
Location: Unknown Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 2/24/97-2/24/97

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The committee discussed Optison (FS069) for the use in patients with suboptimal echocardiograms to opacify the left ventricle and to improve the delineation of the left ventricular endocardial borders.

 

       
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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCardiovascular and Renal Drugs AdComm

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

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

 

       
Location: FDA White Oak Related News Links: Not Available
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Recent Meetings

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

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

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

 

       
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Meeting 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.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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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.

 

       
Location: The Great Room Related News Links: Not Available
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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

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

 

       
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