Indonesia strengthens oversight of medical device industry: testing to increase

Moving to ensure the quality and safety of medical devices sold on its growing market, Indonesia’s Ministry of Health is stepping up its inspections of manufacturing, labeling, testing and distribution practices for the products. Among the monitoring practices authorities announced would be employed widely are sampling and testing of medical devices in distribution and health facilities, reviews of device advertising and labeling, and regular audits of technical and clinical information offered to consumers or patients using the devices. The moves come a little more than a year after Indonesia launched a digital signature system to modernize the system for obtaining medical device marketing authorization licenses.