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Evaluation of Thermal Effects of Medical Devices that Produce Tissue Heating and/or Cooling Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff March 2024

Draft

Not for implementation. Contains non-binding recommendations.

Docket Number:
FDA-2024-D-0664
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Devices and Radiological Health

This draft guidance document provides the FDA’s recommendations on testing to assess thermal effects of medical devices. This guidance applies to devices that produce tissue temperature changes (i.e., heating and/or cooling) as an intended or unintended consequence of device use. The recommendations reflect current review practices and are intended to promote consistency and facilitate efficient review of thermal effects data in submissions for these devices.


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