Global Regulatory Pulse

FDA Announces FY19 User Fees

In Consulting, FDA, Regulatory by Barbara Atzenhoefer

Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) published its User Fees for Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019), which includes pricing for device submissions and establishment registrations. The official notice from the FDA may be found by clicking here.

The most significant changes for U.S. medical device manufacturers to consider are as follows:

  • The Standard and Small Business fees for 510(k) applications will increase to $10,953 and $2,738, respectively.
    • This is an increase of $387 and $96 over FY18.
  • The Standard and Small Business fees for De Novo Classification Requests, often referred to as De Novo 510(k)s, will increase to $96,644 and $24,161, respectively.
    • This is an increase of $3,415 and $854 over FY18.
  • Annual Establishment Registration fees will increase to 4,884, which is $260 more than FY18.

Provided below is a total summary of the new FY19 as compared to FY18.

Submission/Fee Type 2019 Fee Current (2018) Fee Increase
Standard Small Business* Standard Small Business Regular/Small Business
Premarket Approval Application (PMA, BLA) or 515(c)(2) Premarket Report** 322,147 80,537 310,764 77,691 11,373   /   2,846
BLA Efficacy Supplement 322,147 80,537 310,764 77,691 11,373   /   2,846
PMA Panel Track Supplement 241,610 60,403 233,073 58,268 8,537    /    2,135
PMA 180-day Supplement 48,432 12,081 46,615 11,654 1,817    /    427
PMA 30-Day Notice 5,154 2,577 4,972 2,486 182    /    91
PMA Annual Report Fee 11,275 2,819 10,877 2,719 398    /    100
De Novo Classification Request 96,644 24,161 93,229 23,307 3,415    /    854
510(k) 10,953 2,738 10,566 2,642 387    /    96
513(g) Request for Classification Information 4,349 2,175 4,195 2,098 154    /    77
Annual Establishment Registration Fee 4,884 4,884 4,624 4,624 260    /    260

*Companies (and their affiliates) that have gross sales or receipts of ≤100 million dollars in the most recent tax year may qualify for the Small Business Fee.  Companies must apply each year for Small Business designation.

** Companies (and their affiliates) that have gross sales or receipts of ≤30 million dollars in the most recent tax year may qualify to have the fee waived for their 1st PMA/BLA.

How can NAMSA Help?
Navigating the U.S. FDA regulatory landscape can be overwhelming for any medical device manufacturer – not to mention very cost-intensive. That’s why having the right partner, at the right time, can be invaluable in achieving reimbursement requirements, market success and accelerated timelines.

NAMSA is the industry leader in driving successful regulatory outcomes through effective interactions with the FDA. In fact, our internal teams of medical device development experts communicate with the FDA nearly every day. From Pre-Submission meetings – to Pre-IDE preparation – and FDA inspection preparation, our teams are the most experienced in industry at accelerating regulatory submissions and approvals for device manufacturers. This expertise has been proven to save medical device organizations up to $17M in costs and 23 months in development timelines (read our most recent case study here).

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Authors:

Barb has over 25 years’ experience within the medical device industry, holding various executive and management positions in regulatory, clinical affairs and quality systems. She has authored over 70 FDA submissions, conducted 40+ international product marketing and registration applications, and developed nearly 45 global regulatory assessments and strategies. Barb currently serves as Principal Medical Research Scientist (Regulatory) at NAMSA.