Medical Device Registration and Approval in Malaysia
General country-specific regulatory information is provided on this page for medical device registration and approval in Malaysia.
Last updated on November 5th, 2021.
Medical Device Regulations and Classification in Malaysia
REGULATORY AUTHORITY: Medical Device Authority (MDA)
CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM: Medical Devices and IVDs: A/B/C/D
Medical Devices and IVDs (timeline based on experience excluding timeline for CAB review):
Class A – 45 working days
Class B – 100 working days
Class C – 180 working days
Class D – 220 working days
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Not applicable. However, it is very unlikely that during the QMS assessment stage, the Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) will consider any relevant existing certification of the manufacturer and, if it is not satisfying, an on-site audit to the manufacturer’s facility might be necessary to be carried out.
LOCAL FEES (New Application):
MD/IVD Class A – USD 24
MD/IVD Class B – USD 300
MD/IVD Class C – USD 600
MD/IVD Class D – USD 900
*these are fees charged by MDA (excluding charge for CAB review).
LOCAL FEES (Manufacturer): Foreign manufacturer registration is not required but every establishment (either AR, importer, or distributor) who is dealing with medical devices must apply for the establishment license.
LICENSE VALIDITY: 5 years.
LICENSE TRANSFER: License transfer process is possible through a process called “Change of Ownership”.
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: The foreign manufacturer should appoint the authorized representative to act on behalf of the manufacturer and to act as the license holder.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Medical devices that have never undergone assessment and approval for placement in the market of recognized countries will undergo full assessment procedure (validation). While medical devices that have been approved and marketed in the recognized countries (such as Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, and United States) will undergo verification/assessment process (recognition procedure).
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