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Name of CommitteeCirculatory System Devices Panel
Date and TimeThe meeting was held on the following dates:
Apr 23, 2009 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
LocationHilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, Salons A, B and C
620 Perry Pkwy.
Gaithersburg , MD
Contact InformationJames Swink, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ-450), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 240-276-4050, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512625. 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.
AgendaThe committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application, sponsored by Atritech, Inc., for the WATCHMAN® Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure Technology. The WATCHMAN® device, a percutaneously placed permanent implant, is intended as an alternative to warfarin therapy for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The WATCHMAN® LAA Closure Technology is designed to prevent embolization of thrombi that may form in the left atrial appendage thereby preventing the occurrence of ischemic stroke and systemic thromboembolism. 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/ohrms/dockets/ac/acmenu.htm, click on the year 2009 and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee link.
ProcedureInterested 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 April 16, 2009. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled approximately 30 minutes at the beginning of committee deliberations and approximately 30 minutes near the end of the deliberations. 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 April 13, 2009. 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 April 14, 2009.
 Persons attending FDA’s advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.
ConductFDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/oc/advisory/ for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.
Related Documents
Agenda:Draft AgendaPDF
Brief Summary:Brief SummaryText
Briefing:Briefing InformationText
Questions:Final Panel QuestionsPDF
Roster:Draft RosterPDF
Transcript:Part 4PDF
Transcript:Part 1PDF
Transcript:Part 2PDF
Transcript:Part 3PDF
Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).