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Factors to Consider When Making Benefit-Risk Determinations for Medical Device Investigational Device Exemptions Guidance for Investigational Device Exemption Sponsors, Sponsor-Investigators and Food and Drug Administration Staff January 2017

Final

This guidance is being distributed for comment purposes only.

Factors to Consider When Making Benefit-Risk Determinations for Medical Device Investigational Device Exemptions

Docket Number:
FDA-2015-D-1777
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Devices and Radiological Health

FDA is committed to improving U.S. patient access to new devices by strengthening and streamlining the clinical trial enterprise so that medical device clinical trials are conducted in the U.S. in an efficient and cost-effective manner, while maintaining appropriate patient and research participant protections.

The purpose of this guidance is to provide greater clarity for FDA staff and investigational device exemption (IDE) sponsors and sponsor-investigators1 regarding the principal factors that FDA considers when assessing the benefits and risks of IDE applications for human clinical studies.


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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2015-D-1777.