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BK970007 Letter

April 09, 1997

Mr. Ronald Belk
Community Bio-Resources, Inc.
2197 Parkway Lake Drive
Hoover, AL 35244

Re:BK970007
Product:Donor Information system, Vers. 1.0
Date Received:20-MAR-1997
Classification:Unclassified

Dear Mr. Belk:

We have reviewed your Section 510(K) notification of intent to market the device referenced above and have determined that the device is substantially equivalent to devices marketed in interstate commerce prior to May 28, 1976, the enactment date of the Medical Device Amendments. You may, therefore, market the device, subject to the general controls provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that include requirements for registration, listing of devices, good manufacturing practice, labeling and prohibitions against misbranding and adulteration.

Although your device has been determined to be "substantially equivalent", there are deficiencies in documentation that should be addressed before submitting a future premarket notification for this or a similar device. We are including suggestions for improvement for your consideration as you modify or upgrade this software package or design additional software. For further guidance, please refer to "Reviewer Guidance for a Premarket Notification submission for Blood Establishment Computer Software, January 13, 1997".

Our suggestion for future submissions is as follows:

Representative data should be submitted from the beta test for the donor deferral, labeling, quarantine/release, and laboratory testing functions.

If your device has been classified into either class II (Special Controls) or class III (Premarket Approval), (see above), it may be subject to the above and additional controls. Existing major regulations affecting your device can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Parts 800 to 895. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may publish further announcements concerning your device in the Federal Register. Please note that this response to your Premarket notification submission does not affect any obligation you might have under the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968, or other Federal Laws or regulations.

This letter will allow you to begin marketing your device as described. An FDA finding of substantial equivalence of your device to a legally marketed predicate device results in a classification for your device and permits your device to proceed to the market, but it does not mean that FDA approves your device. Therefore, you may not promote or in any way represent your device or its labeling as being approved by FDA. If you desire specific advice on promotional labeling and advertisement for your device, please contact our Advertising and Promotional Labeling Staff (HFM-202) at (301) 594-2012.

Sincerely,

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Jay S. Epstein, M.D.
Director,
Office of Blood Research and Review
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research