Tuesday, 1 March 2016

FDA – Submissions for Devices Labeled as Sterile

FDA has issued a new document – “Submission and Review of Sterility Information in Premarket Notification (510(k)) Submissions for Devices Labeled as Sterile Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff.”

The introduction to the document reads:

“This guidance document updates and clarifies the information regarding sterilization processes that we recommend sponsors include in 510(k)s for devices labeled as sterile. This guidance document also provides details about the pyrogenicity information that we recommend sponsors include in a 510(k) submission. For the current edition of the FDA-recognized standards referenced in this document, see the FDA Recognized Consensus Standards Database Web site at http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfStandards/search.cfm.

FDA's guidance documents, including this guidance, do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe the Agency's current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word should in Agency guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.”

The document can be found here: FDA.

 Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle