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Vaccines, Blood & Biologics

BK100033 Letter

August 23, 2010

Immucor, Inc.
Attention: Mr. Howard Yorek
3130 Gateway Drive
Norcross, GA 30071

Trade/Device Name:Galileo Neo™ Automated Blood Bank System
Regulation Number:21 CFR 864.9175
Regulation Name:Automated blood grouping and antibody test system
Regulatory Class:Class II
Product Code:KSZ
Dated:May 27, 2010
Date Received:May 28, 2010

Dear Mr. Yorek:

We have reviewed your Section 510(k) premarket notification of intent to market the device referenced above and have determined the device is substantially equivalent (for the indications for use stated in the enclosure) to legally marketed predicate devices marketed in interstate commerce prior to May 28, 1976, the enactment date of the Medical Device Amendments, or to devices that have been reclassified in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (Act) that do not require approval of a premarket approval application (PMA). You may, therefore, market the device, subject to the general controls provisions of the Act. The general controls provisions of the Act include requirements for annual registration, listing of devices, good manufacturing practice, labeling, and prohibitions against misbranding and adulteration.

If your device is classified (see above) into either class II (Special Controls) or class III (PMA), it may be subject to additional controls. Existing major regulations affecting your device can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Parts 800 to 898. In addition, FDA may publish further announcements concerning your device in the Federal Register.

Please be advised that FDA's issuance of a substantial equivalence determination does not mean that FDA has made a determination that your device complies with other requirements of the Act or any Federal statutes and regulations administered by other Federal agencies. You must comply with all the Act's requirements, including, but not limited to: registration and listing (21 CFR Part 807); labeling (21 CFR Part 801); medical device reporting (reporting of medical device-related adverse events) (21 CFR 803); good manufacturing practice requirements as set forth in the quality systems (QS) regulation (21 CFR Part 820); and if applicable, the electronic product radiation control provisions (Sections 531-542 of the Act); 21 CFR 1000-1050.

If you desire specific advice for your device on our labeling regulation (21 CFR Part 801), please go to for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health's (CDRH's) Office of Compliance. Also, please note the regulation entitled, "Misbranding by reference to premarket notification" (21 CFR Part 807.97). For questions regarding the reporting of adverse events under the MDR regulation (21 CFR Part 803), please go to for the CDRH's Office of Surveillance and Biometrics/Division of Postmarket Surveillance.

You may obtain other general information on your responsibilities under the Act from the Division of Small Manufacturers, International and Consumer Assistance at its toll-free number (800) 638-2041 or (301) 796-7100 or at its Internet address

Sincerely yours,


Hira L. Nakhasi, Ph.D.
Division of Emerging and Transfusion Transmitted Diseases
Office of Blood Research and Review
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research 


Indications for Use

510(k) Number: BK100033

Device Name:   Galileo Neo™ Automated Blood Bank System  

Indications For Use:

The Galileo Neo (NEO) is a microprocessor-controlled instrument to fully automate immunohematology in vitro diagnostic testing of human blood. The NEO automates test processing, result interpretation and data management functions.  The NEO is designed to automate standard immunohematology assays using a microplate-based platform. Assays include ABO grouping and Rh (D) typing, detection/identification of lgG red blood cell antibodies, compatibility testing, red blood cell phenotyping and antigen screening and infectious disease screening, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV).  The antigen screening assays provide guidelines for the user to select antisera or dilute commercial blood grouping reagents as a mechanism to pre-screen for antigen negative blood units that can then be subjected to confirmation using a licensed method.

The NEO is intended for use only with the reagents described in Attachment 1 for Galileo Neo Operator Manual.

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