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Qualification of Medical Device Development Tools Guidance for Industry, Tool Developers, and Food and Drug Administration Staff July 2023

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Center for Devices and Radiological Health

This guidance describes a voluntary program for the qualification of medical device development tools (MDDTs) for use in the evaluation of devices regulated by CDRH.  Specifically, this guidance describes the framework for voluntary proposal and qualification of an MDDT, including definitions of applicable terms, criteria for evaluating an MDDT for a specific context of use, considerations for qualification, and the contents of a qualification package. CDRH believes that MDDTs will facilitate the development and timely evaluation of medical devices by providing a more efficient and predictable means for collecting information to support regulatory submissions and associated decision-making.

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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2013-D-1279.

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