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

Center Date Time Location
CDRH November 14, 2008 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hilton Washington DC North
Salons A, B and C
620 Perry Pkwy.
Gaithersburg, MD


The committee will discuss and make recommendations on a premarket notification application for the ReGen Collagen Scaffold (CS), sponsored by ReGen Biologics, Inc. This device is intended for use in surgical procedures for the reinforcement and repair of chronic soft tissue injuries of the meniscus (one to three prior surgeries to the involved meniscus) where weakness exists. In repairing and reinforcing meniscal defects, the patient must have an intact meniscal rim and anterior and posterior horns for attachment of the mesh. In addition, the surgically prepared site for the CS must extend at least into the red/white zone of the meniscus to provide sufficient vascularization.

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Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee.

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FDA regrets that it was unable to publish this notice 15 days prior to the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee meeting. Because the agency believes there is some urgency to bring these issues to public discussion and qualified members of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee were available at this time, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs concluded that it was in the public interest to hold this meeting even if there was not sufficient time for the customary 15-day public notice.

Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

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