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Premarket Notification (510(k)) Submissions for Electrosurgical Devices for General Surgery Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff March 2020

Final
Docket Number:
FDA-2014-D-0217
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 electrosurgical devices intended for use in general surgery. These devices are designed to cut and/or remove tissue and control bleeding through the use of high-frequency electrical current. For the purpose of this guidance, electrosurgical devices may also be called radiofrequency (RF) devices or high-frequency (HF) devices.


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