[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 165 (Monday, August 28, 2017)]
[Pages 40770-40771]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18161]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2017-N-0001]

Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee; Notice 
of Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming 
public advisory committee meeting of the Cellular, Tissue, and Gene 
Therapies Advisory Committee (CTGTAC). 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 public.

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 12, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 
5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 
Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503) Silver Spring, MD 20993-
    For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be 
Webcast and will be available at the following link: https://collaboration.fda.gov/ctgtac101217. Answers to commonly asked questions 
including information regarding special accommodations due to a 
disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Prabhakara L. Atreya or Denise 
Royster, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug 
Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 6306, Silver 
Spring, MD 20993-0002, 240-402-8006, [email protected] and 
240-402-8158, [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 October 12, 2017, the CTGTAC will meet in an open 
session to discuss and make recommendations on the safety and 
effectiveness of biologics license application (BLA) for voretigene 
neparvovec (BLA 125610), submitted by Spark Therapeutics, Inc. The 
proposed indication (use) for this product is for the treatment of 
patients with vision loss due to confirmed biallelic RPE65 mutation-
associated retinal dystrophy.
    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 
October 4, 2017. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 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 September 26, 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 September 27, 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 Prabhakara Atreya 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).

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    Dated: August 23, 2017.
Anna K. Abram,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2017-18161 Filed 8-25-17; 8:45 am]