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Title 21Chapter ISubchapter HPart 878Subpart E → §878.4830


Title 21: Food and Drugs
PART 878—GENERAL AND PLASTIC SURGERY DEVICES
Subpart E—Surgical Devices


§878.4830   Absorbable surgical gut suture.

(a) Identification. An absorbable surgical gut suture, both plain and chromic, is an absorbable, sterile, flexible thread prepared from either the serosal connective tissue layer of beef (bovine) or the submucosal fibrous tissue of sheep (ovine) intestine, and is intended for use in soft tissue approximation.

(b) Classification. Class II (special controls). The special control for this device is FDA's “Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Surgical Sutures; Guidance for Industry and FDA.” See §878.1(e) for the availability of this guidance document.

[54 FR 50738, Dec. 11, 1989, as amended at 68 FR 32984, June 3, 2003]

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