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March 18, 2009: Allergenic Products Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

Center Date Time Location
CBER March 18, 2009 8 am to approximately 12:30 pm. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Advisory Committee Conference Room, Room 1066, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD

Agenda

On March 18, 2009, the committee will discuss 1) a proposed change of potency assay for short ragweed pollen and cat allergen extracts from radial immunodiffusion assay to an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and 2) structured product labeling. The committee will also receive an update on research programs in the Laboratory of Immunobiochemistry, Division of Bacterial, Parasitic and Allergenic Products, Office of Vaccines Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA.

Meeting Materials


Public Participation Information

Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee.

  • Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before March 11, 2009.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between will be scheduled between approximately 10:45 am and 11:45 am. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of propose d participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentations on or before March 3, 2009. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by March 4, 2009 .

Contact Information

  • Gail Dapolito
    1401 Rockville Pike, HFM-71, Rockville, MD 20852
    301-827-0314
    FAX: 301-827-0294
    e-mail: Gail Dapolito@fda.hhs.gov
  • FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
    1-800-741-8138
    (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC, area)
    code 3014512388
    Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA’s Web site after the meeting.

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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).