With immediate effect, the Asian Medical Device Nomenclature System (AMDNS) will be used in Hong Kong’s Medical Device Administrative Control System (MDACS) for product descriptions and identifications. The AMDNS designed specifically for regulatory applications is derived from the Universal Medical Device Nomenclature System (UMDNS).
The device codes and terms of these two systems are fully compatible and interchangeable. All new applications for listing medical devices under the Medical Device Administrative Control System shall use the new Form MD-C2&3&4 with the AMDNS/UMDNS Codes and Terms. The old forms MD-C2&3 and MD-C4 will also be accepted until September 30, 2009 if the AMDNS/UMDNS Codes and Terms are provided.