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Suture, Nonabsorbable, Steel, Monofilament And Multifilament, Sterile, Exempt

Page Type
Product Code
Definition
This product code is the class II exempt counterpart of GAQ, and was exempted, subject to the limitations of exemption, under the procedures established by the 21st Century Cures Act. This device type does not require premarket notification (510(k)) to market if it does not exceed the general limitations of exemption found in 21 CFR 878.9 and the specific limitations of exemption as stated in the “Physical State” field of this product code description.
Physical State
Exemption is limited to steel monofilament sutures that are uncoated and do not incorporate barbs.
Technical Method
This product code is the class II exempt counterpart of GAQ, and was exempted, subject to the limitations of exemption, under the procedures established by the 21st Century Cures Act. This device type does not require premarket notification (510(k)) to market if it does not exceed the general limitations of exemption found in 21 CFR 878.9 and the specific limitations of exemption as stated in the “Physical State” field of this product code description.
Target Area
This product code is the class II exempt counterpart of GAQ, and was exempted, subject to the limitations of exemption, under the procedures established by the 21st Century Cures Act. This device type does not require premarket notification (510(k)) to market if it does not exceed the general limitations of exemption found in 21 CFR 878.9 and the specific limitations of exemption as stated in the “Physical State” field of this product code description.
Regulation Medical Specialty
General and Plastic Surgery
Review Panel
General and Plastic Surgery
Submission Type
510(K) Exempt
Device Classification
Class 2
Regulation Number
878.4495
GMP Exempt?
No
Summary Malfunction Reporting
Eligible
Implanted Device
Yes
Life-Sustain/Support Device
No
Third Party Review
Not Third Party Eligible

CFR § 878.4495 Stainless steel suture

§ 878.4495 Stainless steel suture.

(a) Identification. A stainless steel suture is a needled or unneedled nonabsorbable surgical suture composed of 316L stainless steel, in USP sizes 12-0 through 10, or a substantially equivalent stainless steel suture, intended for use in abdominal wound closure, intestinal anastomosis, hernia repair, and sternal closure.

(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The device, when it is a steel monofilament suture that is uncoated and does not incorporate barbs, is exempt from the premarket notification procedures in subpart E of part 807 of this chapter subject to the limitations in § 878.9. 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.

[65 FR 19836, Apr. 13, 2000, as amended at 68 FR 32984, June 3, 2003; 84 FR 71814, Dec. 30, 2019]

Suture, Nonabsorbable, Steel, Monofilament And Multifilament, Sterile, Exempt

Page Type
Product Code
Definition
This product code is the class II exempt counterpart of GAQ, and was exempted, subject to the limitations of exemption, under the procedures established by the 21st Century Cures Act. This device type does not require premarket notification (510(k)) to market if it does not exceed the general limitations of exemption found in 21 CFR 878.9 and the specific limitations of exemption as stated in the “Physical State” field of this product code description.
Physical State
Exemption is limited to steel monofilament sutures that are uncoated and do not incorporate barbs.
Technical Method
This product code is the class II exempt counterpart of GAQ, and was exempted, subject to the limitations of exemption, under the procedures established by the 21st Century Cures Act. This device type does not require premarket notification (510(k)) to market if it does not exceed the general limitations of exemption found in 21 CFR 878.9 and the specific limitations of exemption as stated in the “Physical State” field of this product code description.
Target Area
This product code is the class II exempt counterpart of GAQ, and was exempted, subject to the limitations of exemption, under the procedures established by the 21st Century Cures Act. This device type does not require premarket notification (510(k)) to market if it does not exceed the general limitations of exemption found in 21 CFR 878.9 and the specific limitations of exemption as stated in the “Physical State” field of this product code description.
Regulation Medical Specialty
General and Plastic Surgery
Review Panel
General and Plastic Surgery
Submission Type
510(K) Exempt
Device Classification
Class 2
Regulation Number
878.4495
GMP Exempt?
No
Summary Malfunction Reporting
Eligible
Implanted Device
Yes
Life-Sustain/Support Device
No
Third Party Review
Not Third Party Eligible

CFR § 878.4495 Stainless steel suture

§ 878.4495 Stainless steel suture.

(a) Identification. A stainless steel suture is a needled or unneedled nonabsorbable surgical suture composed of 316L stainless steel, in USP sizes 12-0 through 10, or a substantially equivalent stainless steel suture, intended for use in abdominal wound closure, intestinal anastomosis, hernia repair, and sternal closure.

(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The device, when it is a steel monofilament suture that is uncoated and does not incorporate barbs, is exempt from the premarket notification procedures in subpart E of part 807 of this chapter subject to the limitations in § 878.9. 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.

[65 FR 19836, Apr. 13, 2000, as amended at 68 FR 32984, June 3, 2003; 84 FR 71814, Dec. 30, 2019]