Certification according to FDA regulations
The American market is governed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. There are two types of recognition programme.
Quality system inspection
The principle of third party inspection – the Inspection by Accredited Persons (IAP) Program – was enacted by an amendment to the 2002 Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (MDUFMA). It allows manufacturers to have their quality system assessed by a certificated auditor of a third party body accredited by the FDA. . In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (text 21 CFR 820), this Accredited Person (AP) acts in place of an FDA inspector and sends the FDA a report for determination.
LNE/G-MED is accredited as an AP to perform such inspections.
A manufacturer wishing to place his products on the American market may therefore apply to LNE/G-MED to perform the required inspections.
> Eligibility of manufacturer for inspection by LNE/G-MED
To be eligible for inspection, the company must meet the following criteria:
> Where to apply for authorization
Food and Drug Administration
Field Programs Branch (HFZ-306)
Office of compliance, CRDH
2094 Gaither Road
Rockville, MD 20850
In its application, the company must:
For more information about inspection requests under the IAP Program, download the FDA guidelines (58ko)
See also the FDA website for more information about the IAP Program
LNE/G-MED is involved in the Pilot Audit Program (PMAP)developped by FDA (USA) and Health Canada. LNE/G-MED can be requested by medical devices manufacturers to carry out simultaneously :