India Promulgates a National Single Window System (NSWS) to Ease Healthcare Information

On January 1, India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) put forth a new NSWS program and portal to help monitor and administer healthcare products that it regulates. Drugs, medical devices, and other healthcare products that require product registrations, import/export licenses, control mechanisms, etc. will now be included in the NSWS program. Various government agencies as well as testing labs, import-export departments, foreign trade organizations, etc. will be able to easily access this digital medical information.

This will be a big improvement over the current regulatory healthcare activities which are mostly operated today without any connection to the internet. Approvals, applications, and other regulatory documents and records will eventually populate the NSWS portal. For now, however, only a few steps and processes will be moved to the portal. Everything takes time in India to fully implement.

Written by: Ames Gross – President and Founder, Pacific Bridge Medical (PBM)
Mr. Gross founded PBM in 1988 and has helped hundreds of medical companies with regulatory and business development issues in Asia. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the Asian medical markets. Mr. Gross has a BA degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University.