Tests Required for Suture 510k Submission

Biocompatibility tests are mandatory sections in FDA 510k submission for sutures; in most cases, these tests are conducted in a third-party lab. Besides the biocompatibility testing, physical testing is also required in 510k notification, and test results must comply with approved standards like ASTM and ISO.

Suture 510k – Test Requirements.

  • Skin sensitization test in guinea pigs (ISO 10993-10:2010(E).
  • Intracutaneous reactivity test (ISO 10993-10:2010(E).
  • Muscle implantation (70-days) test (ISO 10993-6:2016(E).
  • In vitro cytotoxicity (ISO 10993-5:2009).
  • Acute systemic toxicity test (ISO 10993-11:2006).
  • Bacterial Endotoxin Test or LAL test.
  • Pyrogenicity.
  • Subacute/Subchronic toxicity.
  • Genotoxicity.
  • Chronic toxicity.
  • Carcinogenicity.
  • Reproductive and developmental toxicity.
  • Haemocompatibility.
  • Degradation.

These are not a complete list of tests required for suture 510k submission; the requirements may change. Please verify with the latest FDA guidelines for updated requirements.

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Requirements for sutures for US FDA 510K Submission

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