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March 12, 2014: Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

CenterDateTimeLocation
CDRHMarch 12, 20148:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

College Park Holiday Inn
Ballroom
10000 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
301-345-6700

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0001]

Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY:  Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:  Notice.

This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The meeting will be open to the public.

Name of Committee: Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee.

General Function of the Committee:  To provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues.

Date and Time:  The meeting will be held on March 12, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: College Park Holiday Inn, Ballroom, 10000 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740; 301-345-6700.

Contact Person: Shanika Craig, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, Shanika.Craig@fda.hhs.gov, 301-796-6639, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area).  A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice.  Therefore, you should always check the Agency's Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

Agenda:  On March 12, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a new indication for the cobas Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Test, sponsored by Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.  The cobas HPV Test is a qualitative in vitro test for the detection of HPV that is currently approved for use in conjunction with cervical cytology. Roche is seeking a claim whereby the cobas HPV Test can be used as a first-line primary cervical screening test.  The test utilizes amplification of target DNA by the polymerase chain reaction and nucleic acid hybridization for the detection of 14 high risk (HR) HPV types in a single analysis. The test specifically identifies types HPV 16 and HPV 18 while concurrently detecting the rest of the high risk types (31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, and 68).  Per the proposed indication, women who test negative for high risk HPV types by the cobas HPV Test would be followed up in accordance with the physician’s assessment of screening and medical history, other risk factors, and professional guidelines. Women who test positive for HPV genotypes 16 and/or 18 by the cobas HPV Test would be referred to colposcopy.  Women who test high risk HPV positive and 16/18 negative by the cobas HPV Test (12 other HR HPV positive) would be evaluated by cervical cytology to determine the need for referral to colposcopy. 

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.  Background material is available at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/MedicalDevices/MedicalDevicesAdvisoryCommittee/default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link.

Procedure:  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 3, 2014.  On March 12, 2014, oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.  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 21, 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 25, 2014.

Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised that the Agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.

FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact James Clark, Committee Management Staff, james.clark@fda.hhs.gov, or 301-796-5293 at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings.  Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm111462.htm for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.

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

Dated: January 14, 2014.

Jill Hartzler Warner,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.