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Circulatory System 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: Circulatory System 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 October 10 and 11, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, Salons A, B, and C, 620 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD.

Contact Person: James Swink, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ-450), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 240-276-4179, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512625. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting. A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the agency's Web site and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

Agenda: On October 10, 2007, the committee will discuss; make recommendations; and vote on a premarket approval application, sponsored by Medtronic, Inc., for the Endeavor Zotarolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System, which is indicated for improving coronary luminal diameter in patients with ischemic heart disease due to de novo lesions of length ≤ 27 millimeters (mm) in native coronary arteries with reference vessel diameters of ≥ 2.5 mm to ≤ 3.5 mm.

On October 11, 2007, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding clinical trial designs for carotid artery stenting in patients not at high risk for adverse events from surgical revascularization.

FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days 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 October 10, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on October 11, 2007, from 10:15 a.m. to 6 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 September 26, 2007. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled for approximately 30 minutes at the beginning of committee deliberations on each day and for approximately 30 minutes near the end of the deliberations on each day. 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 September 18, 2007. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak 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 September 19, 2007.

Closed Presentation of Data: On October 11, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., the meeting will be closed to permit discussion and review of clinical trial design issues for carotid artery stents intended to reopen stenotic carotid arteries in the neck. Information regarding trial designs and actual experience in conducting ongoing trials is considered trade secret and/or confidential information (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)).

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 240-276-8932, at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/​oc/​advisory/​default.htm for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.

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

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Dated: September 5, 2007.

Randall W. Lutter,

Deputy Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. E7-17983 Filed 9-11-07; 8:45 am]

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