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January 9, 2009: Blood Products Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

Center Date Time Location
CBER 01/09/2009 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C./Rockville Executive Meeting Center

Agenda

On the morning of January 9, 2009, the Committee will discuss CSL Behring’s Biologics License Application for plasma-derived fibrinogen concentrate for treatment of bleeding in congenital fibrinogen deficiency. In the afternoon, the Committee will hear an update on the “Food and Drug Administration Draft Guidance for Industry on Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals Containing Heritable Recombinant DNA Constructs.” Following this update, the Committee will discuss GTC Biotherapeutics’ Biologics License Application for recombinant Antithrombin III derived from genetically engineered goats for treatment of patients with hereditary Antithrombin III deficiency to prevent thrombosis during high risk situations like surgery and obstetrical procedures.

Revised as follows: “On the morning of January 9, 2009, the Committee will discuss CSL Behring’s Biologics License Application for plasma-derived fibrinogen concentrate for treatment of bleeding in congenital fibrinogen deficiency. In the afternoon, the Committee will hear an update on the ‘Food and Drug Administration Draft Guidance for Industry on Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals Containing Heritable Recombinant Deoxyribonucleic Acid Constructs and an overview of the Center for Veterinary Medicine’s review of the new animal drug application pertaining to the genetically engineered animals producing milk that contains recombinant Antithrombin III and of the environmental assessment for that application. Following this update, the Committee will discuss GTC Biotherapeutics’ Biologics License Application for recombinant Antithrombin III derived from genetically engineered goats for treatment of patients with hereditary Antithrombin III deficiency to prevent thrombosis during high risk situations like surgery and obstetrical procedures.”

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 December 19, 2008 .
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and between approximately 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on January 9, 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 December 22, 2008.

Contact Information

  • William Freas, Ph.D.
    1402 Rocklville Pike, HFM-71, Rockville, MD 20852
    301-827-0314
    301-827-0294
    e-mail: William.Freas@fda.hhs.gov
  • FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
    1-800-741-8138
    (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC, area)
    code 3014519516
    Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

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

 

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