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February 25-26, 2014: Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee Meeting: Announcement

CenterDateTimeLocation
CBERFebruary 25, 2014
February 26, 2014
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hilton Washington, D.C. North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Pkwy., Grand Ballroom, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (301-977-8900)

Agenda
On February 25, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on February 26, 2014, from 8 a.m. to approximately 11:15 a.m., the committee will discuss oocyte modification in assisted reproduction for the prevention of transmission of mitochondrial disease or treatment of infertility.  On February 26, 2014, from approximately 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the committee will hear updates on guidance documents issued from the Office of Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), FDA.  On February 26, 2014, from 1 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m., the committee will discuss considerations for the design of early-phase clinical trials of cellular and gene therapy products.  CBER published guidance on this topic in July 2013. 

Meeting Materials
Materials for this meeting will be available at the Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee Meeting main page.

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 February 18, 2014.
  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. on February 25, 2014 and between approximately 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. on February 26, 2014.  Those individuals interested in making 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 proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before February 10, 2014. 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 February 11, 2014.
  • For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be Webcast.  The link for the Webcast is available at:

Contact Information

  • Gail Dapolito, 301-827-1289, Fax 301-827-0294, e-mail: gail.dapolito@fda.hhs.gov or Rosanna Harvey, 301-827-1297, Fax 301-827-0294, e-mail: rosanna.harvey@fda.hhs.gov
  • FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
    1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC, area)
    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). Official FR Notice