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Radiological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

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: Radiological 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 23, 2006, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn, Walker/Whetstone Rooms, Two Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, MD.

Contact Person: Nancy Wersto, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ-470), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 301-594-1212, ext. 144, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512526. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

Agenda: The committee will hear a presentation explaining FDA's Critical Path Initiative and a presentation by the Office of Surveillance and Biometrics in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health outlining their responsibility for the review of postmarket study design. Subsequently, FDA will present key points for the committee to consider for the reclassification of full field digital mammography (FFDM) systems from Class III to Class II devices. The committee will discuss and make recommendations on the reclassification of FFDMs. Background information for this meeting, including the agenda and questions for the committee, will be available to the public 1 business day before the meeting on the Internet at http://www.fda.gov/​cdrh/​panel.

Procedure: On May 23, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 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 May 9, 2006. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person before May 9, 2006, 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 May 23, 2006, from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., the meeting will be closed to permit discussion and review of trade secret and/or confidential information (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)) on current and pending issues regarding radiological devices.

Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.

FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact AnnMarie Williams, Conference Management Staff, at 240-276-0450, ext. 113, at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

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

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Dated: April 5, 2006.

Jason Brodsky,

Acting Associate Commissioner for External Relations.

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[FR Doc. E6-5411 Filed 4-11-06; 8:45 am]

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