[Federal Register: July 5, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 127)]
[Page 38689]
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Food and Drug Administration

Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee (formerly 
Biological Response Modifiers 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). At least one 
portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.
    Name of Committee: Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory 
    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, via teleconference, on 
July 29, 2005, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Location: National Institutes of Health, Bldg. 29B, conference room 
C, 8800 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. This meeting will be held by 
teleconference. The public is welcome to attend the meeting at the 
previously mentioned location. A speakerphone will be provided at the 
specified location for public participation in the meeting.
    Contact Person: Gail Dapolito, Center for Biologics Evaluation and 
Research, Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
MD 20852, 301-827-0314, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-
800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 
3014512389. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information 
on this meeting.
    Agenda: In open session, the committee will hear brief opening 
remarks and allow time for public participation and comments related to 
individual FDA research programs during the open public hearing. The 
committee will not hear presentations or discuss individual research 
programs in the open session (see Closed Committee Deliberations 
    Procedure: On July 29, 2005, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the 
meeting is open to the public. 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 by 
July 21, 2005. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Time allotted for each 
presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral 
presentations should notify the contact person before July 21, 2005, 
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.
    Closed Committee Deliberations: On July 29, 2005, from 
approximately 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the meeting will be closed to 
permit discussion where disclosure would constitute a clearly 
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6)). The 
committee will discuss a review of individual FDA research programs.
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
    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 Gail Dapolito at 
least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: June 23, 2005.
Sheila Dearybury Walcoff,
Associate Commissioner for External Relations.
[FR Doc. 05-13122 Filed 7-1-05; 8:45 am]