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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 044 Date of Entry 07/26/2016 
FR Recognition Number 2-240
Standard
ISO /TS 10993-20 First edition 2006-08-01
Biological evaluation of medical devices - Part 20: Principles and methods for immunotoxicology testing of medical devices
U.S. Identical Adoption
ANSI AAMI ISO TIR 10993-20:2006
Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices - Part 20: Principles and methods for immunotoxicology testing of medical devices
Scope/Abstract
This part of ISO 10993 presents an overview of immunotoxicology with particular reference to the potential immunotoxicity of medical devices. It gives guidance on methods for testing for immunotoxicity of various types of medical devices.
This part of ISO 10993 is based on several publications written by various groups of immunotoxicologists over the last few decades in which the development of immunotoxicology as a separate entity within toxicology took place.
The current state of knowledge with regard to immunotoxicity is described in Annex A. A summary of clinical experience to date with immunotoxicology associated with medical devices is given in Annex B.
Extent of Recognition
Partial recognition. The following part(s) of the standard is (are) not recognized:
Annex C, Flow chart for immunotoxicity testing
Rationale for Recognition
This standard is relevant to medical devices and is recognized on its scientific and technical merit and/or because it supports existing regulatory policies.
This standard is recognized in part because:
Annex C, Flow chart for immunotoxicity testing is in conflict with an existing published final guidance, see Attachment A and section III. C of the guidance listed below.
Public Law, CFR Citation(s) and Procode(s)*
21 CFR 58 Good Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications*
ISO 10993-12:2012 Biological evaluation of medical devices - Part 12: Sample preparation and reference materials.

Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff: Use of International Standard ISO 10993-1, "Biological evaluation of medical devices--Part 1: Evaluation and testing within a risk management process", Issued June 2016. Updated September 2020.
FDA Technical Contact
 Chandramallika (Molly) Ghosh
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OPEQ/OHTV/DHTVB/
  301-796-6496
  molly.ghosh@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organization
ISO International Organization for Standardization https://www.iso.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Biocompatibility
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.
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