Chinese health authority published a list with 48 orphan drugs that qualify for an expedite review process of their registration application. The 48 drugs are used for the treatment or prevention of rare and life-threatening diseases, and have alread…
On November 2018, FDA proposed a new rule that will allow investigators to request a waiver of the informed consent from the IRB for minimal risk clinical studies.
By September 20120, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to lanch its pilot program for medical device conformity assessment accreditation, known as the Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment (ASCA).
The Chinese National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has published revised requirements for its innovative medical device review program that will take effect December 1, 2018. The new NMPA policy, Order 83  includes three major changes: Applications for Innovative Devices must be submitted to NMPA within five years of patent publications; Application review timeframes will […]
FDA has launched a new pilot program for a “Quick Review“ of 510(k) of certain medical devices, by using the eSubmitter software to format the submission. The devices that qualify for this quick review, as shown on list below, are moderate risk devic…
CFDA Announced Major Changes to Chinese Medical Device Regulations in favor of Foreign Manufacturers
China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) proposed major changes to medical device regulatory requirements by amending Order No. 650. The timeframe for the implementation of such changes has not been announced by CFDA yet, but foreign medical manufacturers are welcoming the new changes as they will address the major issues they are facing while registering […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On April 1st, 2018, Japan’s Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has raised the registration fees for most medical devices . PMDA fee increase is ranging from 8% to 15% across nine device categories as …
On Tuesday April 3rd, 2018, the Chinese government published a new policy that promotes the usage of generics over brands in China. As an incentive, the qualified generics companies will be considered as high-tech enterprises, and therefore will be imposed a corporate tax rate of 15% instead of 25%. Additionally, generic that pass the quality […]
By 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to change its quality system requirements for medical device manufacturers stipulated in 21 CFR 820 by ISO 13485 :2016. This decision was taken as more and more regulators are looking toward adopting globally harmonized requirements that utilize regulations as well as standards, such as ISO […]
The implementation of Unique Device Identification (UDI) systems in markets beyond the US is increasing, as the European Commission is planning to publish a guidance document on UDI under the MDR and IVDR in March 2018. It became clear that most markets will have a UDI system within five years . Although it will be […]
For Rare Disease Day, the FDA lunched a new pilot program to streamline orphan designation requests to make it easier for applicants and reviewers.
To keep up with evolving 3D printing technology and to encourage and support innovation in this field, the FDA has released it first technical guidance for manufacturers using 3D-printed technology for medical products that include devices, medication and human tissue. The guidance provides a comprehensive policy framework to manufacturers and a more efficacious pathway to […]