New medical device regulations in the Phillipines have been launched. Class A, Class B, Class C, and Class D medical devices will all be affected.
With Regulation B.E. 2562 (revision from regulation B.E. 2540), the Thai FDA increased the regulatory status of breast implants from Notified to Licensed (Class 4)
Hong Kong’s Department of Health officially changed the name of the Medical Device Control Office (MDCO) to the Medical Device Division (MDD) at the end of 2019.
On February 11th, 2020 the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare published the Medical Device Rules, 2020 as an amendment to the Medical Device Rules
Considering the complexity of the importing test samples and the risk of test laboratories losing accreditation, it is important for manufacturers seeking medical or diagnostic device registration in Russia work with an experienced, local partner who can make an informed selection of test laboratories and take fast corrective action should the selected lab be affected.