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MEDICAL DEVICES SHIPMENTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

COVID-19 impacts medical device shipment logistics. Manufacturers will need to adapt their supply chain in order to meet demands and lower costs.

MALAYSIA IMPLEMENTS ADVERSE EVENTS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

On July 1st, 2020 the Malaysia Medical Device Authority (MDA) will implement the Medical Device (Duties and Obligations of Establishment) Regulations 2019, implementing guidelines for Adverse Event (AE) Reporting within the current mandatory registration system.

CHINA WARNS MANUFACTURERS ABOUT RISK ASSESSMENT REPORT DEADLINE

Asia Actual works with highly experienced professionals in China that can provide you with accurate and timely Risk Assessment reports for your products that will not only satisfy the NMPA’s requirements but could also be used for updating Clinical Evaluation Reports in other markets.

CHINA CHANGES CLINICAL DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR MEDICAL DEVICE REGISTRATION

The changes to clinical data requirements will significantly decrease the regulatory burden for many medical device manufacturers seeking to access the Chinese market by eliminating the time and expense of conducting a local clinical trial.

SINGAPORE RELEASES NEW GUIDANCE OF MEDICAL DEVICE SOFTWARE

Singapore’s HSA has updated their requirements for software application submissions, requiring the specific version number and iteration of the software to be sold in Singapore.

CHINA TAKES STEPS TO ENSURE QUALITY OF COVID-19 RELATED EXPORTS

Chinese officials are taking steps to reduce fraudulent exports. Only products with NMPA registration can be exported to ensure standards and quality during COVID-19 crisis.

DON’T PLAY ROULETTE WITH YOUR RUSSIAN TEST REPORTS

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.

GUIDANCE ISSUED FOR IMPORTING UNREGISTERED MEDICAL DEVICES INTO KOREA

Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) recently published final revisions regarding importing non-registered medical devices under special circumstances, including for research and personal use only, scarce or urgently needed, to be used by a Korean laboratory, clinical trials and/or orphan products.

THAI FDA ALLOWS SALES OF AT-HOME HIV TEST KITS

The Thai government has voiced their commitment to ending the epidemic by supporting preventative awareness, access to cost-effective tests and treatment resources through public investment and/or private partnerships.

THAILAND SUSPENDS PLAN TO REGULATE HAND SANITIZER AS MEDICAL DEVICE

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Thai FDA announced on March 5, 2020 that they will cancel their plans to begin regulating alcohol gel sanitizers as medical devices.