FDA Postponement of 2008 Annual Registration for All Registered Medical Device Establishments

June 29, 2007

The FDA announced it is postponing the annual registration of medical device establishments for 2008. The agency said this is a temporary action and it expects to resume annual registrations in October or November 2007.  Establishments that are already registered for 2007 are valid until Dec. 31.

The FDA said it is postponing registration because "upcoming changes may significantly change the way [device manufacturers] register . . . establishment[s] and list . . . devices," including the possibility of electronic registration and listing, simpler registration and listing requirements and provisions under the Bioterrorism Act and the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act.

FDA also said that it is working to revise its registration and listing regulations to help foreign establishments meet the statutory requirements of  the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-188, the “Bioterrorism Act”), which requires each foreign establishment to provide, as part of its registration, the name of each known importer of the establishment’s devices and the name of each person who imports or offers to import the device into the United States.

Manufacturers with questions should call (240) 276-0111 or send an email to device.reg@fda.hhs.gov.

Categories: Medical Devices