It’s Raining Guidance Docs: FDA Expands Abbreviated 510(k) Program
In a new final guidance, the US agency has expanded its abbreviated 510(k) program for certain devices to look beyond conformity assessments and instead look at performance criteria. Alongside the guidance, the agency also released four draft guidances for devices it is considering clearing under the new pathway.
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