The U.S. FDA has removed 2,546 medical device establishments from its active registration database. As of Feb. 19, the FDA database contained 24,578 registered establishments, compared to 27,124 registered establishments on Feb. 2. So why did FDA remove the registrations? Establishments are typically removed due to failure to renew their annual FDA registrations. FDA requires medical device establishments to renew their registrations between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 of each year.