India’s Central Drugs Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) has officially added ‘ultrasound equipment’ to the Notified list of medical devices that require pre-market approval in India.
With effect from December 1, 2020, India power cords, cord sets, plugs and sockets must carry the Mark of Conformity (product approval mark) which has been established by the Central Government of India through the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act (2016), BIS Rules 2018, and BIS Conformity Assessment Regulations (2018).
All IVD related equipment, instruments and software is now being transitioned to require registration in India under the Medical Device Rules, 2017, joining IVD reagents and kits which have been regulated since January 1, 2018, if not before.
All formerly unregulated medical devices are now being transitioned to require registration in India under the Medical Device Rules, 2017. These products should be Registered prior to October 1, 2021 and then obtain an Import License before October 1, 2022, or October 1, 2023 depending on the product’s risk classification.
At the April 2nd Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) meeting, the board deliberated upon and agreed to add (1) surgical gowns, (2) surgical drapes, and (3) incision drapes to the list of notified medical devices requiring registration with the Central Drugs Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) in India.
Next the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare must issue a Gazette Notification for the requirement to become official. Based on past experience, it is expected to take approximately 5 months from a positive DTAB board resolution to Notification with a likely 12-month transition period for compliance. Manufacturers of these devices should take urgent action to prepare registration applications to maintain access to the Indian market.
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