[Federal Register: June 9, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 111)]
[Notices]               
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

 
Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical 
Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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    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: Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation 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 July 15, 2008, from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, Salons A, B, and 
C, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD.
    Contact Person: Ronald P. Jean, Center for Devices and Radiological 
Health (HFZ-410), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., 
Rockville, MD 20850, 240-276-3676, or FDA Advisory Committee 
Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC 
area), code 3014512521. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date 
information on this meeting. 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 
and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to 
learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.
    Agenda: The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote 
on a premarket approval application for Oxiplex/SP Gel, sponsored by 
FzioMed, Inc. This device is intended to be used as a surgical adjuvant 
during posterior lumbar laminectomy, laminotomy, or discectomy to 
improve patient outcomes by reducing postoperative leg pain, back pain, 
and neurological symptoms.
    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://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/acmenu.htm, click on 
the year 2008 and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee 
link.
    Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or 
views, orally or in writing, on issues pending

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before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact 
person on or before July 1, 2008. Oral presentations from the public 
will be scheduled for 30 minutes at the beginning of the committee 
deliberations and for 30 minutes near the end of the deliberations. 
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 proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time 
requested to make their presentation on or before June 23, 2008. 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 June 24, 2008.
    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 AnnMarie Williams, 
Conference Management Staff, 240-276-8932, 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://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fda.gov/oc/advisory/default.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: June 2, 2008.
Randall W. Lutter,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E8-12866 Filed 6-6-08; 8:45 am]

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