Medical Device Registration and Approval in Ecuador

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

Medical Device Regulations and Classification in Ecuador

REGULATORY AUTHORITY: Medical devices are regulated by the ARCSA or Agencia Nacional de Regulación, Control y Vigilancia Sanitaria (National Health Regulation, Control, and Surveillance Agency).

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM: Medical devices are classified according to the EU risk-based model into Classes I, IIa, IIb, III, and IV.

TIMEFRAME: As regulations in Ecuador are new, the timeframe for approval is uncertain. However, it is estimated that the process takes about three weeks for preliminary review with an additional 15 working days to review the hard copy submission.

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: An authorized representative is required to register medical devices in Ecuador.

Last updated on March 17 2015.

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