Medical Device Registration and Approval in USA

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Medical Device Regulations and Classification in USA

 REGULATORY AUTHORITY: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for the pre-market approval of all medical devices, as well as overseeing the manufacturing, performance and safety of those.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM: Medical devices are divided into Classes I, II and III.

TIMEFRAME: The FDA review process takes 90 days for 510(k), 30 days for 513(g) and 180 days for PMA.

LICENSE VALIDITY: Annual establishment registration is required.

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: A United States agent is required.

Last updated on February 15, 2017.
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