South Korea regulation changes in 2018

South Korea regulation changes in 2018 The following regulatory changes are expected in 2018 in the South Korea regulation as published by the MFDS (Ministry of Food and Drug Safety): Main regulatory changes in South Korea regulation Adopt customized licensing system for advanced medical devices – ‘Special Act on Promotion of Advanced Medical Device Development…

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Innovative medical devices in Korea – forecast analysis report

Innovative medical devices in Korea – forecast analysis report The Korean MFDS published a forecast analysis report for innovative medical devices in South Korea. The link to the report is here. To help the medical device companies, Korean MFDS prepared and distributed the reports on the status and prospects of innovative medical devices(medical devices manufactured with…

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Guideline for pulse oximeters

This guideline for pulse oximeters was prepared to help the writing of the technical documentation and subsequent approval. pulse oximeters are commonly used to measure the concentration of oxygen in the blood. Main content of this guideline includes: medical equipment approval authorization process approval and technical requirement items, and examples of technical requirements. MFDS Evaluation…

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Guideline for polypropylene suture

This guideline for polypropylene suture was prepared to help the writing of the technical documentation and subsequent approval. Polypropylene suture is a non-absorbable type of suture used for approximating and ligating soft tissue. Main content of this guideline includes: medical equipment approval authorization process approval and technical requirement items, and examples of technical requirements. MFDS…

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Performance test in Korea

In some cases performance requirements are not defined in the Korean regulation. That’s sometimes a good thing, and sometimes not. Performance test in Korea, means confirmation of the intended use and functional test at the same time. Let’s say for instance in the case of active devices, compliance with a particular standard like IEC 60601-2-X…

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MFDS guidelines STED

MFDS recently revised its handbook in order to align with STED guidance from International Medical Equipment Standardization Technical Documents. The revision of MFDS guidelines STED includes more checklists, example and comments to improve the level of clarity. The Summary Technical Document (STED) format for regulatory submissions is a harmonized submission format developed by the Global…

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