Vaccines, Blood & Biologics

BK11039 Letter


Life Technologies Corporation
Attention: Kelli Tanzella, PhD
9099 North Deerbrook Trail
Brown Deer, WI  53223



Trade/Device Name:Applied Biosystems 3500 Dx/3500xL Dx Genetic Analyzer CS2 and 3500 Dx Series Data Collection Software
Regulation Number:21 CFR 862.2570
Regulation Name:Instrumentation For Clinical Multiplex Test Systems
Regulatory Class: Class II
Product Code: PCA
Dated:   February 4, 2013
Received:  February 4, 2013
Dear Dr. Tanzella:
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, ²Misbranding by reference to premarket notification² (21CFR 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,
Richard J. Davey, MD
Division of Blood Applications
Office of Blood Research and Review
Center for Biologics
 Evaluation and Research

Indications for Use
510(k) Number: BK110039
Device Name:
3500 Dx/3500xL Dx Genetic Analyzer CS2 and 3500 Dx Series Data Collection Software
Indications For Use:
The Applied Biosystems 3500 Dx and 3500xL Dx Genetic Analyzers CS2 with 3500 Dx Series Software 2011 (v1) are in vitro diagnostic devices intended for the sequencing (detection and identification) of fluorescently-labeled deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) by capillary electrophoresis.
The Applied Biosystems 3500 Dx and 3500xL Dx Genetic Analyzers CS2 with 3500 Dx Series Software 2011 (v1) are indicted for use with FDA-cleared or approved sequencing assays specifying their use and only by technologists trained in laboratory techniques, procedures, and use of the analyzer.

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