[Federal Register: June 24, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 121)]


[Page 36102]

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Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0001]

General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices

Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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: General and Plastic Surgery 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 August 26, 2010, from 8

a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn College Park, Grand Ballroom, 1000 Baltimore

Ave., College Park, MD.

Contact Person: Margaret McCabe-Janicki, Food and Drug

Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, 10903 New

Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, rm. 1535, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-

796-7029, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138

(301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512519. 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 August 26, 2010, the committee will discuss, make

recommendations, and vote on premarket approval application for

MelaFind, sponsored by MELA Sciences, Inc. MelaFind is a non-invasive

computer vision system intended to assist in the evaluation of

pigmented skin lesions, including atypical moles, which have one or

more clinical or historical characteristics of melanoma, before a final

decision to biopsy has been rendered. MelaFind acquires and displays

multi-spectral (from blue to near infrared) digital images of pigmented

skin lesions and uses automatic image analysis and statistical pattern

recognition to help identify lesions to be considered for biopsy to

rule out melanoma.

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

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

August 17, 2010. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled

between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 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 August 5, 2010. 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 August

10, 2010.

Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised

that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical


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 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

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).

Dated: June 18, 2010.

Thinh Nguyen,

Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.

[FR Doc. 2010-15351 Filed 6-23-10; 8:45 am]