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Philippines Releases US$9M To Hospitals For COVID-19 Response

The PCSO is a major source of funding for new hospital construction and medical device and equipment purchases and is often overlooked by outside suppliers. Medical device manufacturers should discuss with their Philippines distributors about what opportunities are available through the PCSO.

Voluntary Medical Device Registration in Hong Kong

Medical device manufacturers that are serious about growing sales in Hong Kong/Southeast Asia should consider registration a mandatory step.

INDONESIA E-CATALOGUE MEDICAL DEVICE ENROLLMENT 2020

Medical device manufacturers are advised to prepare e-Catalogue applications early and be vigilant for the enrollment announcement. Implementing an optimal pricing strategy will be critical to successful public hospital sales. ​The e-Catalogue system also increases the importance of independent license holding in Indonesia because there is little room for regional dealer margin under the price scheme.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) SOFTWARE REGISTRATION IN SINGAPORE

In December 2019, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore’s Ministry of Health released guidelines regarding software registration in Singapore, including a major section dedicated to AI software.

U.S. Medical Device Industry – Open for Business

Uncertainty.  If there is one word that best describes the global outlook during the 2020 pandemic this might be one that everyone can agree on. 

VIETNAM: HIGH GROWTH FAST MARKET ACCESS

Vietnam has been quietly transforming their economy of 100 million people into a regional powerhouse. Through a combination of significant private investment, the US-China trade war, and their highly successful handling of the Coronavirus, Vietnam’s economy is expected to rebound quickly, especially with regards to manufacturing.

LAUNCHING AI DEVICES AND SOFTWARE AS MEDICAL DEVICES IN THAILAND

The novel characteristics of AI software and Software as Medical Devices (SaMDs) are stressing bureaucratic regulatory, customs and taxation systems around the world. Thailand is no exception.

CHINA: REGULATORY AND COMMERCIAL UPDATES

The NMPA has been highly active in 2020 updating many of their regulations, standards and processes. If you’re considering entering the Chinese market, please contact us to identify how some of the new changes could affect your time and costs. Asia Actual Can Help Navigate the Evolving Regulatory Process in China

THAILAND: TIPS FOR IMPORTING MEDICAL DEVICES IN A COMPLEX MARKET

Importing medical devices into Thailand is more difficult than in other countries in the region. It is important to work with an importer with staff experienced with medical device imports to avoid customs clearance delays and added costs.

CHINA MEDICAL DEVICE AND IVD CLINICAL TRIAL EXEMPTION LIST

As part of the NMPA’s ongoing regulatory evolution, the Chinese competent authority, formerly known as the CFDA, has released a draft list of new product types to be considered exempt from clinical trials as part of the registration process moving forward.