Centre notifies 10 medical devices as
The central government
has notified 10 medical devices as drugs that require central
clearance prior to import, manufacture, or marketing in the country.
The newly included 'drugs' as per the notification dated October 7,
2005 are cardiac stents, drug eluting stents, catheters, intra ocular
lenses, IV cannulae, bone cements, heart valves, scalp vein set,
orthopaedic implants and internal prosthetic replacements.
NID Develops Safe Storage Device For
Are you one of those
people who acquired a disease despite being vaccinated against it?
Chances are, the vaccine given to you was not stored at the right
'Half Of The Drug Eluting Stents Used
In India Lack Adequate Trial Data'
recent decision to ban Drug Eluting Stents (DES) without international
quality certifications stirred up a controversy in the country on the
safety and quality aspects of DES used in the country. Incidentally,
the issue forced the central government to start the process of
bringing medical devices under the regulatory ambit of Drugs &
Cosmetics Act, 1940.
Nidek To Strengthen Ophthalmic
Business In India
Nidek Co Ltd., a
leading Japanese company in the field of ophthalmic equipment, is
planning to strengthen its business in India. Presently, Nidek has a
strong distributorship in India with Delhi based KLB Instruments - who
is marketing Nidek's medical equipment/products in the country.