FDA Medical Device User Fee Rates: Fiscal Year 2016

Starting in 2002, the FDA began implementing “user fees” in which manufacturers of medical devices wishing to obtain approval from the Agency would pay the pre-specified amount in return for the FDA’s promise of faster approval times.  These fees are amended and announced for each fiscal year (October 1 – September 30 of each year) and in order to avoid a delay in the review of your application, must be paid at or before submittal.  In addition, there are ways to qualify for a reduced fee, such as a reduced small business fee, The Weinberg Group can help address this.

FDA recently released their medical device user fee rates for fiscal year 2016, which are as follows:

Application Type

Standard Fee for FY2016

Small Business Fee for FY2016

Premarket Application (PMA, BLA, PDP)



Premarket Report (for a reprocessed single-use device)



Panel-Track PMA Supplement



BLA Efficacy Supplement



180-Day Notice



Real-Time PMA Supplement



Premarket Notification (510(k))



30-Day Notice



513(g) Request for Classification Information



Annual Fee for Periodic Reporting on a Class III Device



View full FDA notice, published to the Federal Register on Monday, August 3, here.
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