China’s State Council released its new Administrative Regulation on the Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices March 7, 2014, which will be effective June 1, 2014 (the “New Regulation”).
The State Council Legislative Affairs Office worked more than six years revising the predecessor of the New Regulation (the “Old Regulation”), which had been effective since 2000. The revisions are intended to establish a more efficient and scientific regulatory regime for supervision and administration of medical devices. The New Regulation addresses research and development, clinical trials, product approvals, manufacturing, business operations, sales, and advertising. Generally, the New Regulation moderates the oversight of low-risk medical devices and strengthens the supervision on high-risk devices. The New Regulation, summarized below, will have a significant impact on all medical device enterprises.
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