[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 121 (Thursday, June 24, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 36102]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15351]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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.

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    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 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 
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 
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, 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 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).

    Dated: June 18, 2010.
Thinh Nguyen,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2010-15351 Filed 6-23-10; 8:45 am]
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