US FDA has proposed a new rule to exempt Cytometry instruments used for counting or characterizing cells (a well-understood and mature technology), from premarket notification requirements. Cytometry instruments used for sorting or collecting cells, and instruments that are used as an automated hematology analyzer, or that perform automated differential cell counts, will still require premarket...Read More
FDA issued a draft guidance for prescription POC (Point-of-care) entitled “Blood Glucose Monitoring Test Systems for Prescription Point-of-Care Use.” This draft guidance document provides recommendations to industry about the types of information to include in their premarket submissions for blood glucose monitoring systems used for diabetes management in the health care prescription POC settings. This guidance...Read More
FDA issued a draft guidance entitled “Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose Test Systems for Over-the-Counter Use“‘. This draft guidance document provides recommendations to industry about the studies and criteria to include in their premarket submissions for self-monitoring blood glucose test systems used for diabetes management in the home setting. This guidance (similar to the Prescription POC guidance)...Read More
FDA issued a draft guidance for comment: Expansion of the Abbreviated 510(k) Program: Demonstrating Substantial Contains Nonbinding Recommendations Draft – Not for Implementation Equivalence through Performance Criteria. The outline shows a Section 17 for software information. The outline can be viewed here.Read More
FDA issued a new draft guidance entitled”Draft Guidance for Industry; How To Prepare a Pre-Request for Designation”. This guidance is intended to describe informal interaction with FDA that might lead to a formal Designation request to determine wether a product will be regulator as a device or a drug and some combination thereof. The full...Read More
FDA announced in the Federal Register (Docket No. 1992S–0251) a central Gateway/single point of entry for electronic submissions for device, drug and biologic applications. It is referred to as the Electronic Submission Gateway (ESG). The announcement describes three secure options for electronic submissions: “The FDA ESG offers two secure communication options for applicants that have...Read More
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