Agenda:On July 26, 2012, during the morning session, the committee will discuss a supplement to biologics license application (BLA) 125156 for LUCENTIS (ranibizumab) injection by Genentech, Inc., for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). Ranibizumab injection is currently approved for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and macular edema following retinal vein occlusion (RVO).
During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss new biologics license application (BLA) 125422, ocriplasmin intravitreal injection (proposed tradename, Jetrea) by ThromboGenics, Inc., indicated for the treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesions (sVMA) including macular hole.
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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 July 13, 2012. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 10a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and 3 p.m. to 3:30 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 July 6, 2012. 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 July 9, 2012.
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