New medical devices rules approve

Medical Devices Rules 2017, approved by the federal government in the cabinet meeting held on December 26, will come into effect when the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan notifies them.

The scenario of spurious, and expired medical devices will finish by the new rules, these devices would be registered and regulated. The ones that are not registered will be penalized.

A Medical Devices Board will perform an assessment and evaluation of the new rules. The board will comprise representatives of federal and provincial governments along with experts from the field of medicine, biomedicine, software, electromechanical engineering and pharmacy.

In terms of the process of registration of medical devices, the fee structure has been revised. Technical documentation requirements for registration have been minimized, if imported from reference countries including the USA, European Union, Japan, Canada and Australia. The classification and grouping of medical devices have been harmonized with international guidelines of the WHO, International Medical Devices Regulators Forum (IMDRF) and Asian Harmonisation Working Party (AHWP).

Now you can register on the DRAP official website for online registration of cardiac stents. The registry has also been established for companies seeking establishment licenses.



Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions, prices or timelines in the registration process.