(a)Identification. A cardiopulmonary bypass defoamer is a device used in conjunction with an oxygenator during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery to remove gas bubbles from the blood.
(b)Classification. Class II (special controls). The special control for this device is the FDA guidance document entitled "Guidance for Extracorporeal Blood Circuit Defoamer 510(k) Submissions."
[45 FR 7907-7971, Feb. 5, 1980, as amended at 52 FR 17737, May 11, 1987; 66 FR 18542, Apr. 10, 2001]