Medical Devices

Postmarket Requirements (Devices)

Medical device manufacturers as well as other firms involved in the distribution of devices must follow certain requirements and regulations once devices are on the market. These include such things as tracking systems, reporting of device malfunctions, serious injuries or deaths, and registering the establishments where devices are produced or distributed. Postmarket requirements also include postmarket surveillance studies required under section 522 of the act as well as post-approval studies required at the time of approval of a premarket approval (PMA), humanitarian device exemption (HDE), or product development protocol (PDP) application.

Approvals & Clearances

Contact FDA

1-800-638-2041
301-796-7100
Fax:301-847-8149
CDRH-Division of Industry and Consumer Education (DICE)

Office of Communication and Education

Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

WO66-4621

Silver Spring, MD 20993

Page Last Updated: 06/26/2014
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