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Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff on In Vitro Companion Diagnostic Devices; Extension of Comment Period

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice; extension of comment period.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending to October 12, 2011, the comment period for the notice that appeared in the Federal Register of July 14, 2011 (76 FR 41506). In the notice, FDA requested comments on a draft guidance document entitled “In Vitro Companion Diagnostic Devices.” The Agency is taking this action in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments.

DATES:

Submit either written or electronic comments by October 12, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Submit electronic comments on the draft guidance to http://www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1601, Rockville, MD 20852. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elizabeth Mansfield, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, rm. 5676, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-4664; or

Christopher Leptak, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 22, rm. 5102, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-0017; or

Stephen Ripley, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-17), Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, suite 200N, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-827-6210.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

In the Federal Register of July 14, 2011 (76 FR 41506), FDA published a notice announcing the availability of the draft guidance entitled “In Vitro Companion Diagnostic Devices,” and the opening of a public docket to receive comments on the draft guidance document. Interested persons were invited to submit comments by September 12, 2011. At this time the Agency is extending the comment period until October 12, 2011, to continue to receive public comments. Comments submitted to the docket will assist in identifying issues to be addressed in the finalized guidance document.

II. Request for Comments

Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) either electronic or written comments regarding this document. It is only necessary to send one set of comments. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Dated: August 15, 2011.

Leslie Kux,

Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2011-21226 Filed 8-18-11; 8:45 am]

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