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Recognized Consensus Standards: Medical Devices

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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 060 Date of Entry 05/29/2023 
FR Recognition Number 14-587
AAMI  TIR104:2022
Guidance on transferring health care products between radiation sterilization sources
The focus of TIR104 is to provide guidance in managing the process for transferring a health care product either from one radiation sterilization modality to another or from one irradiator to another using the same radiation modality. The specific radiation modalities addressed are gamma, electron beam, and X-ray.

Guidance in this TIR relates to: assessment of change; evaluation of differences between radiation sources; assessment of sterilization and verification dose; and assessment of maximum acceptable dose.
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*
1. Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff: Submission and Review of Sterility Information in Premarket Notification (510(k)) Submissions for Devices Labeled as Sterile, issued January 2016.

2. ISO 11137-1 First edition 2006-04-15 Sterilization of health care products - Radiation - Part 1: Requirements for development, validation and routine control of a sterilization process for medical devices [Including: Amendment 1 (2013) and Amendment 2 (2018)].

3. ISO 11137-2 Third edition 2013-06 [Including AMD1:2022] Sterilization of health care products - Radiation - Part 2: Establishing the sterilization dose [Including Amendment 1 (2022)].

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
 Patrick Weixel
 Ryan Ortega
Standards Development Organization
AAMI Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation http://www.aami.org
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.