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Meetings with the Office of Orphan Products Development Guidance for Industry, Researchers, Patient Groups, and Food and Drug Administration Staff July 2015

Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Office of the Commissioner,Office of Clinical Policy and Programs,Office of Orphan Products Development

This guidance provides recommendations to industry, researchers, patient groups, and other stakeholders (collectively referred to in this guidance as “stakeholders”) interested in requesting a meeting, including a teleconference, with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) on issues related to orphan-drug designation requests, humanitarian use device (HUD) designation requests, rare pediatric disease designation requests, funding opportunities through the Orphan Products Grants Program and the Pediatric Device Consortia Grants Program, and orphan product1 patient-related topics of concern. It is also intended to assist OOPD staff in addressing such meeting requests. This guidance describes procedures for requesting, preparing, scheduling, conducting, and documenting such meetings.

Submit Comments

Submit comments on this guidance document electronically via docket ID: FDA-2013-S-0610 - Specific Electronic Submissions Intended For FDA's Dockets Management Staff (i.e., Citizen Petitions, Draft Proposed Guidance Documents, Variances, and other administrative record submissions)

If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:

Dockets Management
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

All comments should be identified with the title of the guidance.

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