FDA 510k Application | 510k Premarket Notification | FDA 510k Submission


In 1938 congress passed a set of laws giving authority to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to oversee the safety of food, drugs, and cosmetics. Section 510(k) requires Medical Device manufacturers to register and notify FDA, at least 90 days in advance, of their intent to market a medical device in the USA. This is called the Premarket Notification (PMA). This notification allows the FDA to determine if the device has already been classified within any of the three categories. The 510(k) notification involves devices that are “substantially equivalent” or a “predicate” to legally marketed medical devices in the United States. Devices which are significantly different, in terms of design, material, chemical composition, energy source, manufacturing process, or intended use, go through premarket approval, or PMA process. E & E Medicals and consulting helps its clients during the process of submitting applications for class I, II, III medical devices at any stage of the product development. Our qualified team of experts will successfully prepare and submit FDA medical device regulatory documents for the U.S and international clients. These FDA applications include:

  • 510(k) Premarket Notifications
  • Premarket Approval Applications (PMAs)
  • 513(g) Requests for Classification
  • Investigational Device Exemption Applications (IDEs)
  • Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs)

FDA 510(k) Premarket Notifications

E & E Medicals and Consulting Provides Answers to Related Questions:
1. Which classifications (Class I, II, and III) do we require an FDA 510(k)?
2. How many stages consist of the 510(k) application process?

Among the first steps to marketing Class II medical devices or IVDs in the US is to file a Premarket Notification with the FDA, often called FDA 510(k). Technically, under the 510(k) process, the FDA does not “approve” medical devices and IVDs; the FDA issues a “clearance” or “Approval” for sale in the United States. Normally, the FDA shall be subject to a provision of 510(k), should manufacturers intend to sell the Class II Medical Devices and some required Class I and III devices or IVDs on the US market. A pre-market 510(k) approval is also required for already approved medical devices, but the manufacturer (s) have modified the technology or changed the intent of device usage in a way that significantly affects patient safety or device performance

Our US FDA 510(k) submissions Strategy

We follow a two-step approach to ensure a successful 510(k) application. This strategy is cost-efficient for many customers, and the risk of a 510(k) FDA clearance not being issued is significantly reduced

Stage 1: Rigorous Application requirements Evaluation/ Gap Analysis

The proposed use and design of your device helps us identify the appropriate FDA product code and regulation number that can indicate FDA device-specific guidance and standards
1. To determine whether your device meets the criteria of substantive equivalence for your product, we evaluate similar devices (predictive devices) with FDA 510(k) clearances.
2. A list of the documentation and information required for the FDA 510(k) submission is provided for each specific product
3. To determine its suitability for 510(k) submission, a regulatory consultant will review the details and prepare a detailed gap analysis report, which includes any incomplete or missing information for a full 510(k) submission.
4. We shall help you close the identified gaps and provide other valuable information.

Stage 2. Application Documents Compilation and FDA 510(k) submission

E & E Consulting will prepare your final 510(k) presentation once all the required documents and information have been received. We’re going to:
1. Prepare a technical comparison of your medical device to the predicate device(s).
2. Prepare all 21 sections of the FDA 510(k) application.
3. Submit the hard copy and eCopy of the 510(k) to the CDRH division within the FDA and be the correspondent for further communications with the FDA.
4. Coordinate payment of FDA 510(k) submission fees on your behalf.
5. Prepare the medical device’s technical comparison to the predicate device(s).
6. Send a hard copy and an eCopy of 510(k) to the CDRH division.
7. Arrange all submission fee payments to the FDA.
8. Contact you immediately on all FDA information received after the 510(k) filing and support them, if necessary, to answer any additional requests for information.


Many pharmaceutical researchers believe that IND and ANDA FDA applications submissions are most of the time not initially approved. Our pharmaceutical consultants are expert ANDA Consultants, NDA Consultants and IND Consultants provide our customers with the best possible service. They have the knowledge and experience to increase your chances of receiving initial approval. Our FDA consultants prepare all FDA drug approvals, including:

  • IND application (Investigational New Drug)
  • ANDA application (Abbreviated New Drug Application)
  • NDA application 505 (b)(2) (New Drug Application)
  • DMF application (Drug Master File)

In comparison to other pharmaceutical consultancies, our experienced accredited regulators have a strong relationship with FDA officials. Let your application be completed by our professional staff or direct you through the FDA applications process. The FDA does not only need the safety and efficacy of pre-clinical and clinical data from many pharmaceutical research firms. FDA also investigates the production processes to make sure cGMP standards are met. Our FDA drug consultants will assist you with a well-developed plan for your product application strategy, E & E medicals and consulting offers our pharmaceutical customers the following services:

  • Pre-IND meeting

  • FDA communications at different stages

  • Orphan drug designation

  • Clinical trials coordination

  • 513(g) Request for Information

  • ANDA suitability petitions

  • Technical documents review