Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA is the USA authority for licensing drugs and is under the Ministry of Health. The FDA was founded in 1927 with headquarters in Rockville (Maryland).
The FDA's task is to protect public health in the USA. It regulates the safety and effectiveness of human and animal pharmaceuticals, biological products, medical products, food and radiating devices. The regulations apply to products produced in the USA and imported products.
The FDA is comparable in Germany with the TÜV and Ministry of Health.
Important regulation for Siemens AG products
On August 20, 1997, the FDA's rule 21 CFR Part 11 on electronic records and signatures came into force. 21 CFR Part 11 (in brief: Part 11) defines the acceptance criteria of the FDA for the use of electronic records and signatures instead of drawings in paper form and handwritten signatures on paper.
The requirements include the following:
- Records of operator actions
- Access protection
- Electronic signature (certification of equality)
Detailed information on the single products and solutions are available at the following links:
- Information on WinCC in Entry ID: 37940022
- Information on WinCC flexible in Entry ID: 37939984
- Information on the panels in Entry ID: 37940461
More information on the topic of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) is available at the following link:
Certificate, Directives, Laws