New Interactive Tool Allows Speedier Medical Device Registration in Singapore

Moving to clarify and speed the process of registering medical devices in Singapore, the country’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has instituted an interactive tool that applicants can use to smooth the entry of products into its strictly regulated market.

The tool uses a  question-and-answer format to allow potential registrants to group medical device products into one application. The groupings have been constructed in accordance with the globally accepted Global Harmonization Task Force (GHTF) risk classification system, which categorizes medical devices as Class A to Class D, with A being very low risk and D being high risk.

Registration with HSA is required of all medical devices with the exception of Class A medical devices.