FDA Breakthrough Devices Program Draft Guidance

The FDA published a draft guidance, “Breakthrough Devices Program Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff,” on October 25, 2017. The full guidance is at the link provided. This supersedes the Expedited Access Pathway (EAP) introduced in 2015 and the Priority Review Program. The Breakthrough Devices Program is a voluntary program for certain medical devices that provide for more effective treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases or conditions. This program is intended to help patients have more timely access to these medical devices. Breakthrough Devices Program

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Amy enjoys researching and writing about developments in medical technology and how that intersects with US law. She received her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2020 and now works as a Regulatory Associate for SoftwareCPR®, a general-purpose regulatory consulting firm that is recognized globally for their expertise with standards and national regulations pertaining to medical device, mobile medical app, and HealthIT software.

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