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Webinar on Final Rule for Medical Device De Novo Classification Process


On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at 1:00 pm ET, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will host a webinar for stakeholders interested in learning about the final rule, Medical Device De Novo Classification Process, and associated guidance document updates. 

This webinar will:     

  • Describe the background and history of the De Novo Program
  • Describe the new De Novo regulations and changes to the De Novo review process
  • Describe what the updated De Novo guidance documents cover
  • Identify the contents of the updated De Novo Refuse-to-Accept (RTA) checklist and what is required for acceptance of a De Novo request

We encourage all interested stakeholders to join. 

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a webinar to share information and answer questions about the final rule and new regulations implementing the Medical Device De Novo Classification Process. This final rule describes the FDA's De Novo classification process that provides a pathway for certain novel medical devices to be classified as class I or class II, rather than automatically as a class III device, which requires premarket approval (PMA). A device classified by a De Novo request becomes the first device of its type and may serve as a predicate for future 510(k) premarket submissions, when necessary.

The FDA's De Novo classification process aims to ensure patients have access to safe and effective devices. This final rule provides clarity and transparency about the FDA's expectations and processes for De Novo classification to FDA reviewers, medical device industry, stakeholders, and the public. The final rule is effective January 3, 2022.

Consistent with the final rule, the FDA updated the guidance documents below to provide recommendations for submitting De Novo requests, as well as criteria and procedures for accepting, withdrawing, reviewing, and making decisions on De Novo requests:

Meeting Materials

  • Printable Slides 

Stakeholder Call Details: 

Registration is not required. 
Date: December 14, 2021 

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET 
To ensure you are connected, please join 15 minutes prior to the start of webinar. 
Please click the link below to join the webinar: 

Passcode: h6RR@P
Please note: Participants who join using the Zoom webinar link above should use computer audio (listen through their computer speakers and speaking through computer microphone/headset). 
The dial-in information provided below is for participants who will be joining by phone only. 
Dial: 669-254-5252 
Webinar ID: 161 396 7050 
Participant ID:
Passcode: 468552
Following the webinar, a transcript, recoding, and slides will be posted below. 

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