Medical Device Registration and Approval in Ethiopia
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Medical Device Regulations and Classification in Ethiopia
REGULATORY AUTHORITY: Medical devices are regulated by the Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority (FMHCACA).
CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM: Devices are classified according to risk.
Medical Devices: Class I (lowest risk), Class II and Class III (highest risk)
IVD Devices: IVD devices are classified similarly, with Class A as the lowest risk and Class D as the highest.
TIME FRAME: Medical devices are licensed within 90-180 days.
Class I: The registration process takes about 90-180 days.
Class II: The registration process takes about 90-180 days.
Class III: The registration process takes about 90-180 days.
Audits: There are no audit requirements, however, the authority has the right to conduct an audit at any time.
Technical Local Tests: For IVDs, like Rapid test kits and blood glucose meters; independent laboratory evaluation is required. For sterile products; there is a requirement to check the sterility of the products. For condoms; there is a testing requirement. Additional tests may be required.
Clinical Evaluation/studies: No clinical evaluation is required.
Other: Other testing is required for select products like a glucose meter, for example.
LOCAL FEES: Various fees apply.
Agency agreement fee: $50 USD
Pre-screening fee: $15 USD (1st), $15 USD (2nd), $20 USD (3rd)
Evaluation fee: $50 USD per site
Testing Fee: Independent lab fees differs from lab to lab, these range from $200 – $400 USD per kit
Sterility Testing: $200 USD per product
LICENSE VALIDITY: Licenses issued in Ethiopia are valid for four years.
LICENSE TRANSFER: License transfers are allowed with submission of the correct documents.
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE/LICENSE HOLDER: An authorized representative is required.
Last Updated on April 1, 2019.
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