New Program for the Review of Innovative Medical Devices in China

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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 [2018] includes three major changes: Applications for Innovative Devices must be submitted to NMPA within five years of patent publications; Application review timeframes will […]

New FDA Pilot Program for 510(k) “Quik” Review

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…

Japan PMDA Raising Medical Device Registration Fees

[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 …

China New Policy Pushing Generics over Brands

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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 […]

FDA is aligning its QSR (21 CFR 820) with ISO 13485:2016

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 […]

Unique Device Identification (UDI) Systems Expansion in Europe

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 […]

FDA-First Agency to Release a Guidance on 3D Printed Products

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 […]