Skip to Content

Notice

Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

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). The meeting will be open 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 26 and 27, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Contact Person: James Swink, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, e-mail: james.swink@fda.hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), and follow the prompts to the desired center or product area. Please call the Information Line for Start Printed Page 58020up-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 26, 2011, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application sponsored by AtriCure, Inc., for the AtriCure Synergy Ablation System to be used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients who are undergoing open concomitant cardiac surgery. The AtriCure Synergy Ablation System consists of the following:

  • The AtriCure Isolator Synergy Handpieces (models OLL2 and OSL2), which resemble surgical clamps, include a syringe-type grip handle/actuator, connected by a cylindrical shaft to a pair of grasping jaws with electrodes on each jaw. The electrodes deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy to the tissue grasped by the jaws.
  • The Ablation and Sensing Unit is an RF generator used to power the Isolator Synergy Handpieces.
  • The Isolator Switch Matrix is an accessory interface module allowing the Isolator Synergy Handpieces to connect to the RF generator.

On October 27, 2011, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the Medtronic Ablation Frontiers Cardiac Ablation System sponsored by Medtronic, Inc. The Medtronic Ablation Frontiers Cardiac Ablation System is a catheter-based device developed for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The system consists of the following:

  • The Pulmonary Vein Ablation Catheter, which is designed to create lesions in the left atrium via five pairs of electrodes to isolate the pulmonary veins. It has a deflectable distal end and bidirectional steering to aid in positioning the catheter appropriately.
  • The Multi-Array Septal Catheter, which is designed to create lesions on the septal wall of the left atrium via six pairs of electrodes. It is not steerable and is intended to be used in a transseptal approach.
  • The Multi-Array Ablation Catheter, which is designed to create “X”-like lesions in the left and/or right atrium via four pairs of electrodes. It has a deflectable distal segment and bidirectional steering within a single plane.
  • The GENius Multi-Channel RF Ablation Generator.

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/​AdvisoryCommittees/​Calendar/​default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee link.

Procedure: 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 October 19, 2011. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on October 26 and 27. Those individuals interested in making 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 October 11, 2011. 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 October 13, 2011.

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, 301-796-5966, 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/​AdvisoryCommittees/​AboutAdvisoryCommittees/​ucm111462.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).

Start Signature

Dated: September 13, 2011.

Jill Hartzler Warner,

Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.

End Signature End Preamble

[FR Doc. 2011-23875 Filed 9-16-11; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4160-01-P