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CMC Review Memo, June 12, 2013 - HPC, Cord Blood BLA 125432

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES                                                     Public Health Service

                                                                                                                            Food and Drug Administration
1401 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852-1448


From:   Kimberly Benton, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Division of Cellular & Gene Therapies
Date:   June 12, 2013
BLA/ STN#:  125432
Applicant Name:  LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc.
Date of Submission:  May 18, 2012
Action Goal Date:  June 17, 2013
Proprietary Name/ Established Name: none
Non-Proprietary name: HPC, Cord Blood
Indication:  HPC, Cord Blood is an allogeneic cord blood hematopoietic progenitor cell therapy intended for use in unrelated donor hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation procedures in conjunction with an appropriate preparative regimen for hematopoietic and immunologic reconstitution in patients with disorders affecting the hematopoietic system that are inherited, acquired, or result from myeloablative treatment.  The risk benefit assessment for an individual patient depends on the patient characteristics, including disease, stage, risk factors, and specific manifestations of the disease, on characteristics of the graft, and on other available treatments or types of hematopoietic progenitor cells.
Product Reviewers: Mohammad Heidaran, Ph.D.; Eric Dollins, Ph.D., Joydeep Ghosh, Ph.D., Fatima Abbasi, M.S., Karoll Cortez, M.D., Safa Karandish, B.S., M.T.
Branch Chief:  Keith Wonnacott,Ph.D.
Material Reviewed/ Consulted: CMC Review dated June 11, 2013
I agree with the recommendation for approval as stated in the CMC review memo dated June 11, 2013, and have no additional comments. 

               Kimberly Benton, Ph.D.