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Suture, Absorbable, Synthetic, Polyglycolic Acid

Page Type
Product Code
Regulation Medical Specialty
General and Plastic Surgery
Review Panel
General and Plastic Surgery
Submission Type
510(K)
Device Classification
Class 2
Regulation Number
878.4493
GMP Exempt?
No
Summary Malfunction Reporting
Eligible
Implanted Device
Yes
Life-Sustain/Support Device
No
Third Party Review
Not Third Party Eligible

CFR § 878.4493 Absorbable poly(glycolide/l-lactide) surgical suture

§ 878.4493 Absorbable poly(glycolide/l-lactide) surgical suture.

(a) Identification. An absorbable poly(glycolide/l-lactide) surgical suture (PGL suture) is an absorbable sterile, flexible strand as prepared and synthesized from homopolymers of glycolide and copolymers made from 90 percent glycolide and 10 percent l-lactide, and is indicated for use in soft tissue approximation. A PGL suture meets United States Pharmacopeia (U.S.P.) requirements as described in the U.S.P. “Monograph for Absorbable Surgical Sutures;” it may be monofilament or multifilament (braided) in form; it may be uncoated or coated; and it may be undyed or dyed with an FDA-approved color additive. Also, the suture may be provided with or without a standard needle attached.

(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The special control for this device is FDA's “Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Surgical Sutures; Guidance for Industry and FDA.” See § 878.1(e) for the availability of this guidance document.

[56 FR 47151, Sept. 18, 1991, as amended at 68 FR 32984, June 3, 2003]

Suture, Absorbable, Synthetic, Polyglycolic Acid

Page Type
Product Code
Regulation Medical Specialty
General and Plastic Surgery
Review Panel
General and Plastic Surgery
Submission Type
510(K)
Device Classification
Class 2
Regulation Number
878.4493
GMP Exempt?
No
Summary Malfunction Reporting
Eligible
Implanted Device
Yes
Life-Sustain/Support Device
No
Third Party Review
Not Third Party Eligible

CFR § 878.4493 Absorbable poly(glycolide/l-lactide) surgical suture

§ 878.4493 Absorbable poly(glycolide/l-lactide) surgical suture.

(a) Identification. An absorbable poly(glycolide/l-lactide) surgical suture (PGL suture) is an absorbable sterile, flexible strand as prepared and synthesized from homopolymers of glycolide and copolymers made from 90 percent glycolide and 10 percent l-lactide, and is indicated for use in soft tissue approximation. A PGL suture meets United States Pharmacopeia (U.S.P.) requirements as described in the U.S.P. “Monograph for Absorbable Surgical Sutures;” it may be monofilament or multifilament (braided) in form; it may be uncoated or coated; and it may be undyed or dyed with an FDA-approved color additive. Also, the suture may be provided with or without a standard needle attached.

(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The special control for this device is FDA's “Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Surgical Sutures; Guidance for Industry and FDA.” See § 878.1(e) for the availability of this guidance document.

[56 FR 47151, Sept. 18, 1991, as amended at 68 FR 32984, June 3, 2003]