Device Registrations & Listings Overview

The openFDA registration and listing API contains the location of medical device establishments and the devices manufactured at those establishments. Owners or operators of places of business (also called establishments or facilities) that are involved in the production and distribution of medical devices intended for use in the United States are required to register annually with the FDA. This process is known as establishment registration. Most foreign and domestic establishments that are required to register with the FDA are also required to list the devices that are made there for commercial distribution.

For additional information, please visit the FDA's Device Registrations and Listings page.

Key Facts

  • Source of the data:
  • Changes to the source data:
    OpenFDA annotates the original records with special fields and converts the data into JSON, which is a widely used machine readable format.
  • Time period covered in this API:
    2007 to present
  • Frequency of API updates:
    Monthly

Responsible use of the data

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