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Medical Devices; Availability of Safety and Effectiveness Summaries for Premarket Approval Applications

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is publishing a list of premarket approval applications (PMAs) that have been approved. This list is intended to inform the public of the availability of safety and effectiveness summaries of approved PMAs through the Internet and the agency's Division of Dockets Management.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written requests for copies of summaries of safety and effectiveness to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Please cite the appropriate docket number as listed in table 1 of this document when submitting a written request. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access to the summaries of safety and effectiveness.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Thinh Nguyen, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ-402), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 301-594-2186.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

In the Federal Register of January 30, 1998 (63 FR 4571), FDA published a final rule that revised 21 CFR 814.44(d) and 814.45(d) to discontinue individual publication of PMA approvals and denials in the Federal Register. Instead, the agency now posts this information on the Internet on FDA's home page at http://www.fda.gov. FDA believes that this procedure expedites public notification of these actions because announcements can be placed on the Internet more quickly than they can be published in the Federal Register, and FDA believes that the Internet is accessible to more people than the Federal Register.

In accordance with section 515(d)(4) and (e)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) (21 U.S.C. 360e(d)(4) and (e)(2)), notification of an order approving, denying, or withdrawing approval of a PMA will continue to include a notice of opportunity to request review of the order under section 515(g) of the act. The 30-day period for requesting reconsideration of an FDA action under § 10.33(b) (21 CFR 10.33(b)) for notices announcing approval of a PMA begins on the day the notice is placed on the Internet. Section 10.33(b) provides that FDA may, for good cause, extend this 30-day period. Reconsideration of a denial or withdrawal of approval of a PMA may be sought only by the applicant; in these cases, the 30-day Start Printed Page 25595period will begin when the applicant is notified by FDA in writing of its decision.

The regulations provide that FDA publish a quarterly list of available safety and effectiveness summaries of PMA approvals and denials that were announced during that quarter. The following is a list of approved PMAs for which summaries of safety and effectiveness were placed on the Internet from October 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003. There were no denial actions during this period. The list provides the manufacturer's name, the product's generic name or the trade name, and the approval date.

Table 1.—List of Safety and Effectiveness Summaries for Approved PMAs Made Available From October 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003

PMA No./Docket No.ApplicantTrade NameApproval Date
P000028/2003M-0532Medtronic, Inc. (Sofamor Danek)AFFINITY CAGE SYSTEM (INTERVERTEBRAL CERVICAL DEVICE)June 13, 2002
P020007/2003M-0487Medtronic AVE, Inc.MEDTRONIC AVE BRIDGE EXTRA SUPPORT OVER-THE-WIRE RENAL STENT SYSTEMDecember 18, 2002
P020041/2003M-0488Femcap, Inc.FEMCAP BARRIER CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICEMarch 28, 2003
P020047/2003M-0499Guidant Corp.MULTI-LINK RX/OTW VISION CORONARY STENT SYSTEMJuly 16, 2003
P030009/2003M-0490Medtronic VascularDRIVER OVER-THE-WIRE, RAPID EXCHANGE, AND MULTI-EXCHANGE CORONARY STENT SYSTEMOctober 1, 2003
P020050/2003M-0491Wavelight Laser Technologies (SurgiVision Refractive Consultants, LLC)WAVELIGHT ALLEGRETTO WAVE EXCIMER LASER SYSTEMOctober 7, 2003
P030008/2003M-0492Wavelight Laser Technologies (SurgiVision Refractive Consultants, LLC)WAVELIGHT ALLEGRETTO WAVE EXCIMER LASER SYSTEMOctober 10, 2003
P9900027(S6)/2003M-0533Bausch & Lomb Surgical, Inc.BAUSCH & LOMB TECHNOLAS 217Z ZYOPTIX SYSTEM FOR PERSONALIZED VISION CORRECTIONOctober 10, 2003
P020040/2003M-0524Medinol Ltd.NIRFLEX PRE-MOUNTED CORONARY STENT SYSTEMOctober 24, 2003
H020003/2003M-0536Medtronic, Inc.CONTEGRA PULMONARY VALVED CONDUITNovember 21, 2003
D980003/2003M-0569Encore Medical, LPKERAMOS CERAMIC/CERAMIC TOTAL HIP SYSTEMNovember 26, 2003
P030039/2003M-0560Baxter Bio Science (Baxter Healthcare)COSEAL SURGICAL SEALANTDecember 12, 2003

II. Electronic Access

Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the documents at http://www.fda.gov/​cdrh/​pmapage.html.

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Dated: April 26, 2004.

Linda S. Kahan,

Deputy Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

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[FR Doc. 04-10459 Filed 5-6-04; 8:45 am]

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