Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of the guidance entitled “Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff: FDA and Industry Actions on Premarket Approval Applications: Effect on FDA Review Clock and Performance Assessment.” This guidance describes how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will assess its performance in the premarket approval application (PMA) program relative to the goals that accompany the authorization of medical device user fees. This guidance document is immediately in effect, but it remains subject to comment in accordance with the agency's good guidance practices (GGPs).Start Printed Page 58120
Submit written or electronic comments on this guidance at any time.
Submit written requests for single copies on a 3.5″ diskette of the guidance document entitled “FDA and Industry Actions on Premarket Approval Applications: Effect on FDA Review Clock and Performance Assessment” to the Division of Small Manufacturers, International, and Consumer Assistance (HFZ-220), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., Rockville, MD 20850. Send two self-addressed adhesive labels to assist that office in processing your request, or fax your request to 301-443-8818.
Submit written comments concerning this guidance to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Submit electronic comments to http://www.fda.gov/dockets/ecomments. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for information on electronic access to the guidance.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For Device Issues: Thinh Nguyen, CDRH (HFZ-402), 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 301-594-2186.
For Biologics Issues: Sayah Nedjar, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) (HFM-380), Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-827-3524.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-250), signed into law on October 26, 2002, allows FDA to assess user fees for certain premarket reviews. Performance goals, existing outside of the statute, accompany the authorization of medical device user fees. These goals represent a realistic projection of what FDA's CDRH and CBER offices can accomplish with industry cooperation.
The guidance describes premarket review cycle and decision actions and goals for original PMAs, original expedited PMAs, panel-track supplements, and 180-day PMA supplements. Although it was not feasible to obtain comments before issuing the guidance due to tight statutory deadlines, in accordance with this agency's GGP procedures, FDA will accept comments on the guidance at any time.
II. Significance of Guidance
This guidance is being issued consistent with FDA's GGP regulation (21 CFR 10.115). The guidance represents the agency's current thinking on PMA review cycle and decision actions and performance goals. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the public. An alternative approach may be used if such approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statute and regulations.
III. Electronic Access
To receive “FDA and Industry Actions on Premarket Approval Applications: Effect on FDA Review Clock and Performance Assessment “ by fax machine, call the CDRH Facts-On-Demand system at 800-899-0381 or 301-827-0111 from a touch-tone telephone. Press 1 to enter the system. At the second voice prompt, press 1 to order a document. Enter the document number (1218) followed by the pound sign (#). Follow the remaining voice prompts to complete your request.
Persons interested in obtaining a copy of the guidance may also do so by using the Internet. CDRH maintains an entry on the Internet for easy access to information including text, graphics, and files that may be downloaded to a personal computer. Updated on a regular basis, the CDRH home page includes device safety alerts, Federal Register reprints, information on premarket submissions (including lists of approved applications and manufacturers' addresses), small manufacturer's assistance, information on video conferencing and electronic submissions, Mammography Matters, and other device-oriented information. The CDRH Web site may be accessed at http://www.fda.gov/cdrh. A search capability for all CDRH guidance documents is available at http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/guidance.html. Guidance documents are also available on the Division of Dockets Management Internet site at http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets.
IV. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
This guidance contains information collection provisions that are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA) (44 USC 3501-3520). The collections of information addressed in the guidance document have been approved by OMB in accordance with the PRA under the regulations governing premarket approval applications (21 CFR part 814, OMB control number 0910-0231).
Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) written or electronic comments regarding this document. Submit a single copy of electronic comments or two paper copies of any mailed comments, except that individuals may submit one paper. Comments are to be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
To receive “ FDA and Industry Actions on Premarket Approval Applications: Effect on FDA Review Clock and Performance Assessment “ by fax machine, call the CDRH Facts-On-Demand system at 800-899-0381 or 301-827-0111 from a touch-tone telephone. Press 1 to enter the system. At the second voice prompt, press 1 to order a document. Enter the document number (1218) followed by the pound sign (#). Follow the remaining voice prompts to complete your request.Start Signature
Dated: September 30, 2003.
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 03-25447 Filed 10-7-03; 8:45 am]
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