In August, the Malay Medical Device Authority (MDA) issued a guidance document outlining the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) harmonized list of medical devices. This list includes over 250 devices and also classifies the devices (A, B, C, and D) in ASEAN. Categories of medical devices in this list include – hematology, pathology, cardiovascular, dental, ENT, gastroenterology, urology, general hospital and personal devices, and many others.
Please note that being listed as a harmonized medical device will expedite approval, but the MDA may still ask for additional information as needed for each product evaluation.
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.
Source used in the article: https://www.mda.gov.my/documents/guidance-documents/2194-guidance-document-harmonised-classification-of-medical-device/file.html