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Neurological Devices Panel Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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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: Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee.

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 on March 31, 2000, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD.

Contact Person: Janet L. Scudiero, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ-410), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 301-594-1184, ext. 176, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 12513. Please call the Information Line or access the Internet at http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/panelmtg.html for up-to-date information on this meeting.

Agenda: There will be a brief FDA presentation of the least burdensome provisions of the FDA Modernization Act of 1997. The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for a deep brain stimulator for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Procedure: On March 31, 2000, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 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 March 13, 2000. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and between approximately 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person before March 13, 2000, 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 March 31, 2000, from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., the meeting will be closed to permit FDA to present to the committee trade secret and/or confidential commercial information regarding pending applications. This portion of the meeting will be closed to permit discussion of this information (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)).

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

Dated: March 6, 2000.

Linda A. Suydam,

Senior Associate Commissioner.

[FR Doc. 00-6282 Filed 3-14-00; 8:45 am]

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