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Issuance of Priority Review Voucher; Rare Pediatric Disease Product

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the issuance of a priority review voucher to the sponsor of a rare pediatric disease product application. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), as amended by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), authorizes FDA to award priority review vouchers to sponsors of rare pediatric disease product applications that meet certain criteria. FDA has determined that SPINRAZA (nusinersen), manufactured by Biogen Inc., meets the criteria for a priority review voucher.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Larry Bauer, Rare Diseases Program, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-4842, FAX: 301-796-9858, email: larry.bauer@fda.hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

FDA is announcing the issuance of a priority review voucher to the sponsor of a rare pediatric disease product application. Under section 529 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 360ff), which was added by FDASIA, FDA will award priority review vouchers to sponsors of rare pediatric disease product applications that meet certain criteria. FDA has determined that SPINRAZA (nusinersen), manufactured by Biogen Inc., meets the criteria for a priority review voucher. SPINRAZA (nusinersen) is indicated for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy in pediatric and adult patients.

For further information about the Rare Pediatric Disease Priority Review Voucher Program and for a link to the full text of section 529 of the FD&C Act, go to http://www.fda.gov/​ForIndustry/​DevelopingProductsforRareDiseasesConditions/​RarePediatricDiseasePriorityVoucherProgram/​default.htm. For further information about SPINRAZA (nusinersen), go to the “Drugs@FDA” Web site at http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/​scripts/​cder/​daf/​.

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Dated: February 28, 2017.

Leslie Kux,

Associate Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2017-04228 Filed 3-3-17; 8:45 am]

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