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Guidance Issuing OfficeCenter for Devices and Radiological Health
The Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 (MDUFMA) amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) (21 U.S.C. 321 et seq.) to allow for the collection of user fees for the review of certain marketing applications. A portion of the fee collected for premarket approval applications (PMAs) will help cover the costs associated with the review of the PMA manufacturing section information and the inspection of the manufacturing facilities. In a letter to Congress that accompanied the user fee legislation, the Secretary of Health and Human Services committed to “improve the scheduling and timeliness of preapproval inspections.”
This guidance explains for applicants the process involved with the review of a PMA manufacturing section and inspection of the manufacturing operations described in the manufacturing section. This guidance is also generally applicable to the process involved with the review of manufacturing information in certain PMA supplements. This guidance does not address premarket notification (510(k)) submissions because a premarket inspection is not ordinarily conducted for this type of premarket submission. FDA believes that the procedural information outlined in this document should help applicants and FDA schedule and complete their work in a timely manner.
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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2020-D-0957.