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Vaccines and Related Biological Products 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: Vaccines and Related Biological Products 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 16, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on May 17, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Hilton Hotel, Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

Contact Person: Christine Walsh or Denise Royster, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-71), Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-827-0314, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512391. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

Agenda: On May 16, 2007, in the morning session, the committee will hear presentations and make recommendations on the safety and effectiveness of influenza virus vaccine live (FluMist) in a pediatric population less than 59 months of age, manufactured by MedImmune Vaccines, Inc. In the afternoon, the committee will hear an overview of the function of the Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides and the Laboratory of Enteric & Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Division of Bacterial Parasitic and Allergenic Products, Office of Vaccines Research and Review, CBER and in closed session will discuss the report of the November 29, 2006, laboratory site visit. On May 17, 2007, the committee will hear presentations and make recommendations on the safety and immunogenicity of a live vaccinia virus smallpox vaccine (ACAM2000) manufactured by Acambis, Inc.

FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 1 business day before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA's Web site after the meeting. Background material is available at http://www.fda.gov/​ohrms/​dockets/​ac/​acmenu.htm, click on the year 2007 and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee link.

Procedure: On May 16, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. and on May 17, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 1 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 on or before May 2, 2007. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. on May 16, 2007, and between approximately 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on May 17, 2007. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person 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 on or before April 24, 2007. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to Start Printed Page 19004speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by April 25, 2007.

Closed Committee Deliberations: On May 16, 2007 from 3:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the meeting will be closed to permit discussion where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6)). The committee will discuss the review of internal research programs in the Office of Bacterial Parasitic and Allergenic Products, Office of Vaccines Research and Review, CBER.

Person's 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 Christine Walsh or Denise Royster 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 6, 2007.

Randall W. Lutter,

Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning.

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[FR Doc. E7-7090 Filed 4-13-07; 8:45 am]

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