Medical Device Registration and Approval in Malaysia

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

Medical Device Regulations and Classification in Malaysia

REGULATORY AUTHORITY: Medical Device Authority (MDA)



Medical Devices and IVDs (timeline based on experience excluding timeline for CAB review):

Class A – 45 working days

Class B – 100 working days

Class C – 180 working days

Class D – 220 working days

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Not applicable. However, it is very unlikely that during the QMS assessment stage, the Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) will consider any relevant existing certification of the manufacturer and, if it is not satisfying, an on-site audit to the manufacturer’s facility might be necessary to be carried out.

LOCAL FEES (New Application):

MD/IVD Class A – USD 24

MD/IVD Class B – USD 300

MD/IVD Class C – USD 600

MD/IVD Class D – USD 900

*these are fees charged by MDA (excluding charge for CAB review).

LOCAL FEES (Manufacturer): Foreign manufacturer registration is not required but every establishment (either AR, importer, or distributor) who is dealing with medical devices must apply for the establishment license.


LICENSE TRANSFER: License transfer process is possible through a process called “Change of Ownership”.

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE: The foreign manufacturer should appoint the authorized representative to act on behalf of the manufacturer and to act as the license holder.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Medical devices that have never undergone assessment and approval for placement in the market of recognized countries will undergo full assessment procedure (validation). While medical devices that have been approved and marketed in the recognized countries (such as Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, and United States) will undergo verification/assessment process (recognition procedure).


Last updated on January 8, 2020.

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Cambodia, IndonesiaMyanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

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