March 2023

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Singapore: HSA has been recognized as a comparable overseas regulator for medical devices by the TGA

As released on the HSA NEX2US Issue 09 Newsletter (March 2023), Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recognized The Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA) as a Comparable Overseas Regulator (COR) with comparable system for the evaluation of medical devices from September 2022. This recognition enables HSA to join the ranks of the other 4 (four) […]

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Malaysia: MDA Announced Withdrawal of Incomplete Medical Device Registration (New and Re-Register) and Change Notification Application

On March 23rd  2023, the MDA announced that they will withdraw the medical device registration (new and re-register) application and change notification application that has not been completed within 30 working days, starting from 1st April 2023. A transitional period will be given to the applicant until May 1st for the full implementation on withdrawal

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Malaysia: MDA Released Second Edition Guidance Documents for Product Classification

On February 2023, Malaysia’s Medical Device Authority (MDA) released a guidance document for the requirements of Product Classification. This guidance document is a revised version of MDA/GL/06 that was released in October 2021,that provides guidance, reference, and clarification on how to apply for Product Classification that are regulated under the Medical Device Act (Act 737).

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Malaysia: MDA Issued Second Edition Guidance Document (MDA/GD/0061) Classification Of Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy and Speech Therapy Device

On March 9 2023, the MDA has announced the release of the Second Edition Guidance Document “Classification Of Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy and Speech Therapy Device” (MDA/GD/0061). This guidance document was prepared by the Medical Device Authority (MDA) to provide the classification of a list of products used for rehabilitation, physiotherapy, and speech therapy by determining whether

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Vietnam: Vietnam Government released Decree No. 07/2023/NĐ-CP amending and supplementing some articles of Decree No. 98/2021/NĐ-CP about medical device management

On 03 Mar 2023, the Vietnam Government signed and released Decree No. 07/2023/NĐ-CP amending and supplementing some articles of Decree No. 98/2021/NĐ-CP about medical device management, which takes effect immediately. Some of the key highlights are mentioned below: Management of medical device prices Listing of prices of medical devices Organizations and individuals manufacturing and trading

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Singapore: Fifth Revision of GN-21: Guidance On Change Notification For Registered Medical Devices

FIFTH REVISION OF GN-21: GUIDANCE ON CHANGE NOTIFICATION FOR REGISTERED MEDICAL DEVICES The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore issued a fifth revision of GN-21: Guidance on Change Notification for Registered Medical Devices. This new revised guidance has been made effective starting March 07th 2023. With this revised guidance, it is informed that the Safety

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Malaysia: MDA Issued the First Edition Guidelines on “Notification of Custom-Made Medical Device” (MDA/GD/0064)

On March 1st 2023, the MDA released the First Edition Guideline Document “Notification of Custom-Made Medical Devices” (MDA/GD/0064). This guidance document is intended to provide guidance for the requirements of custom-made medical devices that are eligible to be exempted under Medical Order 2016.   It also specifies the specific requirements and notification process to obtain permission

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