Medical Devices | 510(K) Filings

For those medical devices for which special controls in device design, manufacturing, and use are necessary to ensure the devices can be used safely and effectively, a Premarket Notification (510(k) submission) is required. These medical devices typically represent moderate safety risks to patients and users. In the 510(k) filing process, the submitter must show that the subject device is substantially equivalent to a predicate device (a device that is already lawfully marketed in the U.S.).

Most Class 2 (and some Class 1 and Class 3) medical devices are subject to FDAs 510(k)) submission process. Certain steps in the development and manufacturing process for medical devices trigger the requirement to prepare and file a 510(k). 510(k) submissions are required when a foreign manufacturer intends to export a medical device to the U.S. that the firm has never before shipped to the U.S., when either the owner of an already cleared 510(k) changes the indication for use of the device, or when a 510(k) holder modifies a legally marketed device in a way that could significantly affect its safety or effectiveness.

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