Advisory Committees

March 17-18, 2011, Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement


CDRHMarch 17- 18, 20118:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 


On March 17, 2011, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information related to the premarket approval application (PMA) for the NovoTTF-100A Treatment Kit, sponsored by Hogan Lovells US LLP for NovoCure, Ltd. The NovoTTF-100A Treatment Kit is intended as a treatment for adult patients (greater than 21 years of age) with histologically- or radiologically-confirmed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), following recurrence in the supra-tentorial region of the brain. The device is intended to be used as a monotherapy, after surgical and radiation options have been exhausted, in place of standard medical therapy for GBM. On March 18, 2011, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information related to the PMA for the PIPELINE EMBOLIZATION Device (PED), sponsored by Chestnut Medical. ThePED is indicated for the endovascular treatment of large or giant wide-necked intracranial aneurysms in the paraclinoid region of the internal carotid artery.
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
2011 Meeting Materials,
Public Participation and Sponsor 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 March 10, 2011. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. immediately following lunch on March 17 and 18. 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 March 2, 2011. 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 March 3, 2011.
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Contact Information
Olga Claudio
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Bldg. 66, rm. 1611, Silver Spring, MD
FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
(301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area)
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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

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