[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 197 (Friday, October 13, 2017)]
[Pages 47752-47753]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22174]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2017-N-5953]

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical 
Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming 
public advisory committee meeting of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation 
Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. The general 
function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to 
the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues. The meeting will be open to the 

DATES: The meeting will be held on December 12, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 6 

ADDRESSES: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, salons A, B, C, and 
D, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD 20877. The hotel's telephone 
number is 301-977-8900.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara J. Anderson, Center for Devices 
and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New 
Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, Rm. G616, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-
796-7047, [email protected], or FDA Advisory Committee 
Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC 
area). 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 at https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate 
advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee 
information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to 
the meeting.

    Agenda: On December 12, 2017, the committee will discuss, make 
recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket 
approval application (PMA) for the Barricaid Anular Closure Device by 
Intrinsic Therapeutics. The proposed Indication for Use, as stated in 
the PMA, is as follows: The Barricaid is intended to be implanted 
following a limited discectomy, to prevent reherniation and the 
recurrence of pain or dysfunction. The Barricaid is indicated for 
patients with radiculopathy (with or without back pain), a posterior or 
posterolateral herniation, characterized by radiographic confirmation 
of neural compression using magnetic resonance imaging, and a large 
anular defect (e.g., between 4-6 mm tall and between 6-12 mm wide) post 
discectomy, at one level between L4 and S1.
    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 https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting 
    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 
December 1, 2017. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 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 November 3, 2017. 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 November 9, 2017.
    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 
disabilities. If you require accommodations due to a disability, please 
contact AnnMarie Williams at [email protected] or 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 https://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: October 6, 2017.
Anna K. Abram,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2017-22174 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]