PMA is the most stringent type of device marketing application required by FDA. The applicant must receive FDA approval of its PMA application prior to marketing the device. PMA approval is based on a determination by FDA that the PMA contains sufficient valid scientific evidence to assure that the device is safe and effective for its intended use(s).
PMA requirements apply to Class III devices, the most stringent regulatory category for medical devices. The latest PMA approved devices are listed below. Search the PMA database here.