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How to Prepare a Pre-Request for Designation (Pre-RFD) Guidance for Industry February 2018

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Guidance Issuing Office
Office of the Commissioner, Office of Clinical Policy and Programs, Office of Combination Products

This guidance is intended to assist sponsors in obtaining a preliminary assessment from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) through the Pre-Request for Designation (Pre-RFD) process.  Specifically, this guidance explains the Pre-RFD process at the Office of Combination Products (OCP) and helps a sponsor understand the type of information to provide in a Pre-RFD.

The Pre-RFD process is available to provide informal, non-binding feedback regarding the regulatory identity or classification of a human medical product as a drug, device, biological product, or combination product.  In addition, this informal process provides information about a non-combination or combination product’s assignment to the appropriate Agency Center (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Center for Devices and Radiological Health(CDRH), or Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)) for premarket review and regulation.

Submit electronic comments to Regulations.gov. Submit written comments to the Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. You should identify all comments with the docket number listed in the notice of availability that publishes in the Federal Register.

Additional copies of this guidance are available at Combination Products on the FDA.gov website.

For questions on the content of this guidance, contact the Office of Combination Products at combination@fda.gov

Submit Comments

You can submit online or written comments on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5))

If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:

Dockets Management
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2017-D-0040.

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