Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will be open to the public.
Name of Committee: General and Plastic Surgery 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 May 8, 2000, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Marriott Washingtonian Center, Salons F and G, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD.
Contact Person: David Krause, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ-410), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 301-594-3090, ext. 141, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 12519. 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: The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on two premarket approval applications for: (1) An in situ polymerizable surgical mesh intended to be used to seal air leaks following thoracic cavity surgery; and (2) an interactive wound and burn dressing intended to be used for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
Procedure: 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 May 1, 2000. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., and 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person before May 1, 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.
FDA regrets that it was unable to publish this notice 15 days prior to the General and Plastic Surgery 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 General and Plastic Surgery 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).Start Signature
Dated: April 14, 2000.
Linda A. Suydam,
Senior Associate Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 00-9908 Filed 4-19-00; 8:45 am]
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