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Revocation of Authorization of Emergency Use of an In Vitro Diagnostic Device for Detection and/or Diagnosis of Zika Virus

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the revocation of the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) (the Authorization) issued to InBios International, Inc. (InBios), for the ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA. FDA revoked this Authorization on May 23, 2019, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), in consideration of the De Novo classification request granted to the InBios ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA as a Class II device under the generic name Zika virus serological reagents on May 23, 2019. The revocation, which includes an explanation of the reasons for revocation, is reprinted in this document.

DATES:

The Authorization is revoked as of May 23, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

Submit written requests for single copies of the revocation to the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 1, Rm. 4338, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. Send one self-addressed adhesive label to assist that office in processing your request or include a fax number to which the revocation may be sent. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access to the revocation.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jennifer J. Ross, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 1, Rm. 4332, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 240-402-8155 (this is not a toll free number).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

Section 564 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 360bbb-3) as amended by the Project BioShield Act of 2004 (Pub L. 108-276) and the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Pub L. 113-5) allows FDA to strengthen the public health protections against biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological agents. Among other things, section 564 of the FD&C Act allows FDA to authorize the use of an unapproved medical product or an unapproved use of an approved medical product in certain situations. On August 17, 2016, FDA issued an EUA to InBios for the ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA, subject to the terms of the Authorization. Notice of the issuance of the Authorization was published in the Federal Register on October 28, 2016 (81 FR 75092), as required by section 564(h)(1) of the FD&C Act. In response to requests from InBios, the EUA was amended on March 27, 2017, and May 18, 2018. Under section 564(g)(2) of the FD&C Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) may revoke an EUA if, among other things, the criteria for issuance are no longer met.

II. EUA Criteria for Issuance No Longer Met

On March 23, 2019, FDA revoked the EUA for the InBios ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA because the criteria for issuance were no longer met. Under section 564(c)(3) of the FD&C Act, an EUA may be issued only if FDA concludes there is no adequate, approved, and available alternative to the product for diagnosing, preventing, or treating the disease or condition. The InBios ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA had a De Novo classification request granted as a Class II device under the generic name Zika virus serological reagents on May 23, 2019 (https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/​cdrh_​docs/​pdf18/​DEN180069.pdf). FDA has concluded that this is an adequate, approved, and available alternative for diagnosing Zika virus infection.

III. Electronic Access

An electronic version of this document and the full text of the revocation are available on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov/​. Start Printed Page 38637

IV. The Revocation

Having concluded that the criteria for revocation of the Authorization under section 564(g) of the FD&C Act are met, FDA has revoked the EUA for the InBios ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA. The revocation in its entirety follows and provides an explanation of the reasons for revocation, as required by section 564(h)(1) of the FD&C Act.

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Dated: August 1, 2019.

Lowell J. Schiller,

Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2019-16881 Filed 8-6-19; 8:45 am]

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