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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 041 Date of Entry 04/04/2016 
FR Recognition Number 14-337
Standard
ISO 14937 Second edition 2009-10-15
Sterilization of health care products - General requirements for characterization of a sterilizing agent and the development, validation and routine control of a sterilization process for medical devices
U.S. Identical Adoption
ANSI AAMI ISO 14937:2009/(R)2013
Sterilization of health care products - General requirements for characterization of a sterilizing agent and the development, validation, and routine control of a sterilization process for medical devices
Scope/Abstract
ISO 14937:2009 specifies general requirements for the characterization of a sterilizing agent and for the development, validation and routine monitoring and control of a sterilization process for medical devices.
It applies to sterilization processes in which microorganisms are inactivated by physical and/or chemical means and is intended to be applied by process developers, manufacturers of sterilization equipment, manufacturers of medical devices to be sterilized, and organizations responsible for sterilizing medical devices.
ISO 14937:2009 specifies the elements of a Quality Management System which are necessary to assure the appropriate characterization of the sterilizing agent, development, validation and routine monitoring and control of a sterilization process.
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
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.
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications*
Appropriate Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards in Premarket Submissions for Medical Devices - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff, issued September 2018.
FDA Technical Contacts
 Steven Turtil
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OPEQ/OHTVI/DHTVIB/
  301-796-6305
  steven.turtil@fda.hhs.gov
 Allison A. Rodriguez
  FDA/OC/ORA/ORS/OMPTSLO/WEAC/AB/
  781-756-9747
  Allison.Rodriguez@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organization
ISO International Organization for Standardization https://www.iso.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Sterility
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.
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