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Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Devices Guidance For IRBs, Clinical Investigators, and Sponsors January 2006

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Office of the Commissioner, Office of Clinical Policy and Programs, Office of Clinical Policy, Office of Good Clinical Practice
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

This guidance is intended to assist clinical investigators and institutional review boards (IRBs) by answering common questions FDA receives concerning medical devices. This document supersedes Medical Devices, Frequently Asked Questions about IRB Review of Medical Devices, and Emergency Use of Unapproved Medical Devices (September 1998) Office of Health Affairs, Food and Drug Administration.  This document was revised to make it consistent with the Agency’s good guidance practices regulations (21 CFR 10.115). 

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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2006-D-0031.

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