korea medical device regulations update 2015-01-14

Reclassification and re-categorization of medical devices The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) is publishing Korea medical device regulations update on a regular basis. It recently published a notice to inform that a reclassification and re-categorization of products would occur. Reclassification of 244 products previously known as in vitro radio-pharmaceuticals to medical devices ¬†guideline…

Medical Device Distribution Quality Management in Korea

Background Recently Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS previously called KFDA) published its quality management standard for distributors operating in South Korea. Is your distributor ready ? After strengthening its regulation for license holders and require them to appoint a dedicated Quality Manager (effective since July 2014), MFDS is now regulating the distribution…

korean medical devices regulation update 2014-142

Notification of regulation amendment regarding approval, notification and evaluation of medical devices in Korea. A) Implantable Medical Device B) Restricted substances C) Intended Use D) Clinical Evaluation E) Medical apps Korean medical devices regulation update 2014-142 A) Implantable Medical Device The definition of Implantable medical device and its application (Article 2 and Article 5) 1)…

Biological safety Medical Devices in Korea

Limited Revision Notice regarding Biological Safety of Medical Devices published by South Korea MFDS Reasons for Revision (biological safety medical devices) The international requirements regarding the biological safety for medical devices that are internationally accepted has been partially changed subsequent to the revision of International Standards for medical devices (ISO 10993-4, 9, 10, 13, 16).…

Mobile Medical Devices in Korea

In a very similar way as US FDA addressed this topic, South Korean MFDS has announced measures to distinguish mobile medical devices from more fitness related application or devices. The original public consultation is posted here. Comments from the public can be submitted until April 7, 2014. For instance, heart rate monitors and pulse rate…