Entries by Bryan Gilburg

Medical Device Consultation in Japan

Medical device consultation in Japan is a very involved but essential process in registering a medical device. A significant part of the regulatory process in Japan is consultation meetings with the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA).

Australia’s SaMD Regulatory Deadline

Beginning on November 1st, 2024, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration will implement new rules surrounding software as a medical device (SaMD). While some SaMD will require additional regulatory requirements, other SaMD will be exempted from some, or excluded completely, from the new regulations.

Hong Kong MDD Adds Singapore as Reference Country

Starting April 2nd, 2024, the Hong Kong Medical Device Division (MDD) accepts, on a regular basis, the marketing approvals obtained from the the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore as a support of compliance of medical device to the “Essential Principles of Safety and Performance of Medical Devices” (Technical Reference: TR-004) under MDACS.

Hong Kong MDD Adds China and Korea to List of Reference Countries

Starting January 1st, 2024, the Hong Kong Medical Device Division (MDD) accepts, on a regular basis, the marketing approvals obtained from the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) of Mainland China and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) of Korea as support of compliance of the medical device to the “Essential Principles of Safety and Performance of Medical Devices” (Technical Reference: TR-004) under MDACS.