Glossary of Terms

In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD)

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Compliance & Regulatory: Biopharma
Compliance & Regulatory: MedTech

According to 21 CFR 809, “In vitro diagnostic products are those reagents, instruments, and systems intended for use in diagnosis of disease or other conditions, including a determination of the state of health, in order to cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent disease or its consequences.” These products are intended for use in the collection, preparation, and examination of specimens taken from the human body. These products are devices as defined in section 201(h) of the FD&C Act, and may also be biological products subject to section 351 of the Public Health Service Act.