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AUSTRALIA: Information for Medical Practitioners on Up-Classification of Surgical Mesh Devices – March 2022

AUSTRALIA: Information for Medical Practitioners on Up-Classification of Surgical Mesh Devices – March 2022

  • 2022-03-25 10:23:24

In December 2018, TGA has announced that there will be an adjustment of Surgical Mesh Devices to transform from medium risk (Class IIb) to high-risk devices (Class III), in order to meet the highest levels of safety, quality and clinical performance.
Sponsors were given three years to comply with the changes, and from 1 December 2021 onwards TGA has already commenced on cancelling surgical mesh devices in the ARTG as Class IIb entries, who do not have obtained an appropriate conformity assessment certificate for Class III devices prior to the set deadline, or within six months of the conformity assessment certificate for the Class III device being issued.
TGA has listed out 3 different tables, categorising meshes that are eligible for transition, approved surgical mesh devices, and existing Class III surgical mesh devices. This is to inform medical practitioners and hospitals of potential supply disruption of some surgical mesh devices from 1st December 2021, and to provide alternative sources of supply.

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Qualtech ANALYSIS: The Benefits of Assigning a Neutral 3rd Party as Your Local License Holder AND a Summary of the Product Registration License Conditions in ASEAN, East Asia, and Australia – February, 2022

Qualtech ANALYSIS: The Benefits of Assigning a Neutral 3rd Party as Your Local License Holder AND a Summary of the Product Registration License Conditions in ASEAN, East Asia, and Australia – February, 2022

  • 2022-02-18 07:20:17

As Qualtech offers Authorized Representative (License Holder) Services in 11 countries in Asia and Oceania, the following article outlines some of the benefits for foreign manufacturers associated with assigning a neutral 3rd party as their license holder. In addition, the product registration license conditions for the different ASEAN countries, as well as Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, and China are summarized, including license validity, license transfer possibilities etc.

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VIETNAM: Amendments on Goods Labeling – February, 2022

VIETNAM: Amendments on Goods Labeling – February, 2022

  • 2022-02-18 09:44:59

On 9 December 2021, the Vietnamese government issued Decree No. 111/2021/ND-CP amending and supplementing a number of articles of Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP on Goods Labels, including medical devices ("Decree 111"), which will take effect as of 15 February 2022.

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