Abolition of Type Testing Fees in China appears to have led to a hiatus, with many test centers stopping Type Test Services. Does this indicate an impending policy change on Chinese Type Testing?
A recent training session to CFDA’s Center for Medical Device Evaluation raised a surprising plea. The agency is very open to risk based submissions for biocompatibility – but industry keeps on sending dossiers of test reports. So there you have it- CMDE have built it – will you come?
Sponsors of AIMD, Class III, IIb implants and Class 4 IVDs are required to submit annual postmarket reports to TGA for 3 years after first registration. Failure to do so is an offense and risks cancellation of the registration. The deadline for this year’s reports is drawing close.
In mid-July, TGA updated the Standard Conditions of ARTG registration and hard wire them into the regulations. They are no longer needed to be included on each certificate and will be much more consistently applied – and policed. Standard conditions matter. This may seem like boring regulatory small print, but standard conditions set up real world obligations which if not met provide straightforward grounds for regulatory action. At a minimum, breach of any of these conditions constitutes grounds for cancellation of a product registration. In serious cases criminal or civil penalties may apply.
After successfully completing its pilot introduction, the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) has now been selected by a range of Medical Device Manufacturers as an option to meet their Regulatory obligations. In this blog we will discuss what is to be expected from the program and how MDSAP currently fits in the overall Regulatory landscape.
This week Australia’s TGA issued letters to multiple sponsors calling in technical data on custom surgical implants. The agency is taking a closer look at the evidence held by manufacturers for safety and performance of custom devices. This will inform TGA’s planned reforms for regulation of advanced manufactured devices. In the short term, those without adequate data may be in for an uncomfortable time.