FDASIA’s Catch-All Title XI Includes Provisions on Medical Gases and Nanomaterials

A new system for the registration of medical gases and FDA participation in standard setting for nanotechnology particle-containing products are among the provisions in the catch-all Title XI of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) that will further the Act’s impact on CMC and GMP regulatory processes.

Other of the 11 titles in FDASIA with significant CMC/GMP implications include:  ● Titles I-IV on user fees user fees ● Title VII on the supply chain, and ● Title X on drug shortages.  (See IPQ “The News in Depth” October 8, 2012 and other related stories listed below.)

As is often the case in Congressional legislation, many of the provisions in Title XI represent a codification of significant initiatives already underway at the agency.

Under Subtitle B of Title 11 on medical gases – which have been marketed in the past without agency involvement – will now need to be registered with FDA, with the exception of seven commonly-used gases that will be considered “designated.”

The designated gases are: ● oxygen ● nitrogen ● nitrous oxide ● helium ● carbon monoxide ● carbon dioxide, and ● medical air.

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