This In-house course will provide a solid foundation in the approval and clearance processes for medical devices in the United States including the underlying legal and regulatory requirements and the ‘general controls’ applicable to all devices.
This In-house course will provide a solid foundation in the approval and clearance processes for medical devices in the United States. Participants will gain an understanding of the underlying legal and regulatory requirements and the “general controls” applicable to all devices, including device classification, establishment registration and device listing. With the underlying framework in mind, the approval and clearance processes for new and modified devices will be presented, including 510(k), IDE, PMA, HDE and De Novo applications. Application contents, review processes, timelines, and key guidance documents will be discussed for each major type of submission. Participants will also learn about the “pre-submission” process, which FDA strongly recommends prior to the initial submission of novel devices to help ensure a successful submission process. Finally, some “hot topics” will be presented. Depending on the interest of the participants, these may include new FDA requirements and policies involving Unique Device Identifier, regulation of device software, and how to distinguish device “enhancements” from being considered a recall.
Overview of US Medical Device Regulatory Principles
510(k) Process (Pre-market Notification)
De Novo Applications for Low-Moderate Risk Devices
Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for Clinical Investigations
Premarket Approval (PMA) for Class III Devices
Humanitarian Device Exemptions
Potential Hot Topics
Dr Mark Kramer, RAC, is the President of Regulatory Strategies Inc., a regulatory consultancy specializing in medical devices and combination products. He has more than 25 years’ experience in regulatory affairs, including 17 years at the US Food and Drug Administration culminating in his position as Director of FDA’s Office of Combination Products from 2002 to 2007. From 2007-2010, he was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Regulatory Strategist at GE Healthcare, where he had executive responsibility for US, Canadian and Latin American regulatory affairs for the medical device business.
Mark is on the Board of Directors of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS), served as Chair of the Wisconsin RAPS Chapter from 2007-2010, and is an adjunct faculty member for St. Cloud State University’s Master’s program in regulatory affairs.