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FDA and Industry Actions on De Novo Classification Requests: Effect on FDA Review Clock and Goals Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff September 2019

Final
Docket Number:
FDA-2017-D-5712
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Devices and Radiological Health

The Medical Device User Fee Amendments of 2017 (MDUFA IV) amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) to authorize FDA to collect user fees for the review of certain premarket submissions received on or after October 1, 2017, including De Novo classification requests (De Novo requests). The additional funds obtained from user fees will enable FDA, with the cooperation of industry, to improve the device review process to meet certain performance goals and implement improvements for the medical device review process.

Performance goals were negotiated and agreed to under MDUFA IV for De Novo requests received in FY 2018-2022. These performance goals and process improvements are outlined in the MDUFA IV Commitment Letter from the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to Congress  and are further described in the document.


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