Medical Device Registration and Approval in Austria

General country-specific regulatory information is provided on this page for medical device registration and approval in Austria. Become a LICENSALE.COM user to receive detailed device-specific compliance information for each market, including Austria, to expedite the preparation of your medical device or IVD registration application.

Medical device regulations and classification in Austria

 REGULATORY AUTHORITY: Devices are regulated by the EU list of Competent Authorities. In Austria, devices are regulated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health: The Austrian Medical Devices Registry.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM: Medical devices are classified according to risk into Classes I, IIa, IIb and III.

TIMEFRAME: The registration process takes about 4-6 weeks after submission for Class I devices. For the other classes, it depends on the contract with the notified body and the type of device.

LICENSE VALIDITY: Licenses issued in the EU are valid for five years.

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: An authorized representative is required anywhere in the European Union.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: On April 5, 2017, two new Regulations on medical devices were adopted, these entered into force on May 25, 2017 and replaced the existing Directives. The new rules will only apply after a transitional period, namely, 3 years after entry into force for the Regulation on medical devices (spring 2020) and 5 years after entry into force (spring 2022) for the Regulation on in vitro diagnostic medical devices.

All persons and companies based on Austria require additional registration in the Austrian Medical Devices Registry. This process is not required if the product is already elsewhere on the EU market and registered in the national registry of that country.

Last updated on October 19, 2018.

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