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Post-Approval Studies

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Post-Approval Studies

  • In January 2005, the oversight responsibility of the Post-Approval Studies Program was transferred to the Division of Epidemiology (DEPI) of the Office of Surveillance and Biometrics (OSB)/Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
  • The CDRH Post-Approval Studies Program encompasses design, tracking, oversight, and review responsibilities for studies mandated as a condition of approval of a premarket approval (PMA) application, protocol development product (PDP) application, or humanitarian device exemption (HDE) application. The program helps ensure that well-designed post-approval studies (PAS) are conducted effectively and efficiently and in the least burdensome manner.
  • CDRH has established an automated, internal tracking system that efficiently identifies the reporting status of active PAS studies ordered since January 1, 2005 based on study timelines incorporated in study protocols and agreed upon by the CDRH and applicants. This system represents CDRH's effort to ensure that all PAS commitments are fulfilled in a timely manner.
  • In addition, CDRH launched this publicly available webpage to keep all stakeholders informed of the progress of each PAS. The webpage displays general information regarding each PAS, as well as the overall study status (based on protocol-driven timelines and the adequacy of the data) and the applicant's reporting status for each submission due.


Contact Information

Julie Unger
Project Manager, Post-Approval Studies Program
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave
WO66-4206v Silver Spring, MD

Phone: (301) 796-6134
Fax: (301) 847-8140

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Application Number P090012
Current Protocol Accepted 10/22/2014
Study Name OSB Lead-PAS of MelaFind
Study Status Progress Adequate
General Study Protocol Parameters
Study Design Prospective Cohort Study
Study involve follow-up of premarket cohort (Y/N) No
Data Source New Data Collection
Comparison Group No Control
Analysis Type Analytical
Study Population Adolescent: 13-18 yrs, Transit. Adolescent B (as adults) : 18-21 yrs, Adult: >21
Detailed Study Protocol Parameters
Study Design Description This is a multicenter, prospective, observational, single arm, post-

approval study of MelaFind, which will enroll   show the rest ...
Study Population Description All patients of any age, race, ethnicity, or gender, presenting with pigmented skin lesions that   show the rest ...
Sample Size It is anticipated that at least 78 patients with one or more eligible and evaluable   show the rest ...
Data Collection The primary objective of this study to test the hypothesis that, among eligible and evaluable   show the rest ...
Followup Visits and Length of Followup Patient follow-up will extend out to 24 months.

Patients with lesions evaluated with MelaFind during   show the rest ...

OSB Lead-PAS of MelaFind Schedule

Report Schedule
Date Due
FDA Receipt
Reporting Status
six month report 02/08/2013 02/08/2013 On Time
one year report 08/08/2013 08/08/2013 On Time
18 month report 02/08/2014 02/07/2014 On Time
two year report 08/08/2014 08/08/2014 On Time
30 month report 02/08/2015 02/06/2015 On Time
three year report 08/08/2015 07/30/2015 On Time
Final Report 03/18/2016 03/18/2016 On Time

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