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Premarket Notification (510(k)) Submissions for Bipolar Electrosurgical Vessel Sealers for General Surgery Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff August 2016

Final
Docket Number:
FDA-2014-D-0218
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Center for Devices and Radiological Health

FDA has developed this guidance document to assist industry in preparing premarket notification (510(k)) submissions for bipolar electrosurgical vessel sealers intended for use in general surgery. These devices are designed to seal isolated blood and lymphatic vessels for hemostasis (as an alternative to ties) through the use of high-frequency electrical current between two electrodes in close proximity.


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