Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of the special controls guidance document entitled “Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Cardiac Allograft Gene Expression Profiling Test Systems.” This guidance document describes a means by which cardiac allograft gene expression profiling test systems may comply with the requirement of special controls for class II devices. It includes recommendations for validation of performance characteristics and recommendations for product labeling. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is publishing a final rule codifying the classification of cardiac allograft gene expression profiling test systems into class II (special controls), and establishing this guidance document as the special control for this device.
Submit electronic or written comments on this guidance at any time. General comments on agency guidance documents are welcome at any time.
Submit written requests for single copies of the guidance document entitled “Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Cardiac Allograft Gene Expression Profiling Test Systems” to the Division of Small Manufacturers, International, and Consumer Assistance, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, rm. 4613, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. Send one self-addressed adhesive label to assist that office in processing your request, or fax your request to 301-847-8149. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for information on electronic access to the guidance.
Submit electronic comments to http://www.regulations.gov. 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. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document.Start Further Info
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Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is publishing a final rule codifying the classification of cardiac allograft gene expression profiling test systems into class II (special controls) under section 513(f)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) (21 U.S.C. 360c(f)(2)) and establishing this guidance document as the special control for cardiac allograft gene expression profiling test systems classified under that regulation. Section 513(f)(2) of the act provides that any person who submits a premarket notification under section 510(k) of the act (21 U.S.C. 360(k)) for a device that has not previously been classified may, within 30 days after receiving an order classifying the device in class III under section 513(f)(1), request FDA to classify the device under the criteria set forth in section 513(a)(1). FDA shall, within 60 days of receiving such a request, classify the device by written order. This classification shall be the initial classification of the device. Within 30 days after the issuance of an order classifying the device, FDA must publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing such classification. Under this authority, on August 26, 2008, FDA by order classified into class II, subject to this special control guidance document, the XDx AlloMap Test.Start Printed Page 54056
II. Significance of Special Controls Guidance Documents
FDA believes that adherence to the recommendations described in this guidance document, in addition to the general controls, will provide reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of cardiac allograft gene expression profiling test systems classified under § 862.1163 (21 CFR 862.1163). In order to be classified as a class II device under § 862.1163, a cardiac allograft gene expression profiling test system must comply with the requirement of special controls; manufacturers must address the issues requiring special controls as identified in the guidance documents, either by following the recommendations in the guidance documents or by some other means that provides equivalent assurances of safety and effectiveness.
III. Electronic Access
Persons interested in obtaining a copy of the guidance may do so by using the Internet. To receive “Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Cardiac Allograft Gene Expression Profiling Test Systems,” you may either send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an electronic copy of the document or send a fax request to 301-847-8149 to receive a hard copy. Please use the document number 1686 to identify the guidance you are requesting.
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 with Internet access. 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 at http://www.regulations.gov.
IV. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is publishing a final rule establishing as special controls for the cardiac allograft gene expression profiling test systems the guidance document that is the subject of this notice. The preamble to that rule addresses the application of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520) to the information collection provisions referenced in this guidance document.
Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) electronic or written 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 copy. 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.Start Signature
Dated: October 9, 2009.
Acting Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
[FR Doc. E9-25313 Filed 10-20-09; 8:45 am]
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