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Vaccines, Blood & Biologics

Telecon, January 10, 2012 - HPC Cord Blood


Submission Type: BLA    Submission ID: 125391/0    Office: OCTGT
Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells,Cord (HPC-C)
Clinimmune Labs
Telecon Date/Time: 10-January-2012 12:00 PM        Initiated by FDA? Yes
Telephone Number: -----(b)(4)-----
Communication Categorie(s):
Outstanding Issues
Telecon Summary:
Flow Cytometry
Yong Fan
Fatima Abbasi
Brian Freed
Sabine Stockinger
Linda Tapia
Michael Aubrey
Deborah Schubert (Supervisor, Flow Lab)
Sharon Miller
Trans-BLA Group: No
 Related STNs: None
Related PMCs: None
Telecon Body
The following issues were discussed with the sponsor:
  1. Although in attachment 29, page 6 it states, “Ensure that the ------------------------------------(b)(4)-------------------------------------------------------, the sponsor provides no SOP for this procedure. Please provide SOP for ----------------------------------------(b)(4)-----------------.
Sponsor explained that they use -------------------------------------(b)(4)-------------------------------------------------. They will scan and email the SOP for these procedures.
  1. Please provide ---------------(b)(4)------------------- instruments. This data is saved in the ---------------------------(b)(4)----------------------------------.
Sponsor explained that they do keep records of -------(b)(4)-------. They have pulled the data for the month of December. On our request they agree to pull the data for three months for (b)(4) instruments and scan and email to us.
  1. Please clarify which kit is being used? Your application makes reference to two kits: --------------------------------------------------(b)(4)-------------------------------------------------------.
Sponsor verified that they are using FDA approved ---(b)(4)---, which is manufactured in (b)(4). They said --(b)(4)-- kit is not longer available.
  1. Please explain what kind of accreditation and proficiency testing is being done to ensure the quality of the CD34 testing. Is the ---------(b)(4)--------- lab CLIA certified? Is it licensed by the Colorado State Department of Health to perform cellular immunology testing?   Are proficiency test results on file?
The sponsored explained that both labs, Clinimmune and University Hospital laboratory are CLIA and CAP accredited. Proficiency testing is done as part of CAP accreditation.
  1. Are the ----(b)(4)---- operators training records available? Is competency of operators assessed annually?
Sponsor has the training records of all the -----(b)(4)----- operators on file and they do participate in annual proficiency testing through CAP. Sponsor will send the records.
  1. Regarding dilution for -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(b)(4)---------------------------------------------------------------------------------?
  1. For your validation studies could you clarify how you compare performance between different operators? 
Sponsor has provided the data on precision, and validation for (b)(4) instruments. This is done by all operators. Sponsor suggested since each operator can be identified by their ID or name, data can be sorted based on operator. Sponsor will send this data. 
Since operators participate in proficiency and competency testing and these results are on file, this should address operator differences. 
  1. Please confirm that ---(b)(4)--- is no longer being used for validation of cord blood samples. Sponsor verified that only ---(b)(4)--- instruments are being used in lab and ---(b)(4)--- is no longer present in the lab.
Sponsor will send all the related documents and SOP, first by email and then as an amendment to the submission.

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