On May 26th, CFDA issued a guideline of shelf validity period for passive implantable medical device.This guideline is a general requirement for passive implantable medical equipment shelf validity period and does not address other technical requirements.
The guideline is the revised version of “Passive Implantable Medical Device Shelf Life Registration Guideline” (CFDA, 2011)
Highlights of this revision:
1) Changed “Shelf Life” to “Shelf Validity Period”
2) Adjusted some wording
3) Modified the definition of implanted medical equipment, consistent with the definition in "Medical Device Classification Regulation" (CFDA, No. 15).
According to Article 29 in the “Administrative Decree for the IVD Reagents Registration” (CFDA, No. 5), the clinical exempt IVD reagents will need the clinical performance evaluation based on the assessment of products’ intended use, interference factors, comprehensive literature review and other non-clinical-trial methods.