ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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510(K) Device

A medical device that is considered substantially equivalent to a device that was or is being legally marketed. A sponsor planning to market such a device must submit notification to the FDA 90 days in advance of placing the device on the market. If the FDA concurs with the sponsor, the device may then be marketed. 510(k) is the section of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act that describes premarket notification; hence the designation "510(k) device".

Publication Source: Committees on Human Research

See also: Form 510(k)

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