Surgical Sutures - Performance Criteria for Safety and Performance Based Pathway Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff April 2022
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Guidance Issuing OfficeCenter for Devices and Radiological Health
This guidance provides performance criteria for surgical sutures in support of the Safety and Performance Based Pathway. Under this framework, submitters (you) planning to submit a 510(k) using the Safety and Performance Based Pathway for surgical sutures will have the option to use the performance criteria provided in this guidance to support substantial equivalence, rather than a direct comparison of the performance of the subject device to that of a predicate device.
You can submit online or written comments on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5))
If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2022-D-0552.