India Grants Import License Grace Period for Class A/B Devices

Released on September 30, 2022, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) issued Circular File No. 29/Misc/03/2022-DC (257) providing an Import License grace period to all Non-Regulatory Class A and B medical devices.

India Issues Draft Notification for Exempting Certain Class A Medical Devices

The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Department of Health and Family Welfare) issued the draft Notification G.S.R. 710(E) on 20 September, 2022 that, if formalized, would exempt Class A non-measuring and non-sterile medical devices.

Medical Device Advertising Requirements in Asia

In addition to receiving market authorization for the safety and efficacy of their product, manufacturers wishing to advertise their medical devices, especially Direct to Consumer, may need to also obtain approval for their marketing material.

How New EU MDR Requirements Will Affect Registrations in Asia

As manufacturers finish transitioning to the new EU MDR requirements, it will be important to understand the implications of these changes on existing licenses around the world.


Given recent conditions of Brexit, many companies are impacted with changes regarding their notified body. This change ultimately changes the CE Mark on labeling, thus requiring amendments to any existing Import Licenses in India.

India’s CDSCO Temporarily Delays Implementation of UDI Requirements

UDI requirements in India were supposed to begin January 1, 2022 but have been delayed temporarily and expected to be based on IMDRF guidance.

Registering Innovative Medical Devices in India

Innovative device (those without a registered “predicate”) registration in India can be complicated with many variations to the requirements, and options to proceed.

India Establishes Committees to Streamline Regulatory Framework and Address Denovo Products

The Indian government has established 2 committees to help streamline the regulatory framework and establish denovo guidance.

India Launches Scheme for Promotion of Medical Device Parks

The scheme for “Promotion of Medical Device Parks” is a key initiative to support the medical devices industry with with a financial outlay of Rs. 400 crore (~US$51 million).

India’s CDSCO Updates Classification of Several Product Categories

The updated list of the risk class of devices are based on the intended use, risk associated with Medical Devices and other In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Medical Devices and other parameters specified in First schedule of MDR 2017.