Medical Device Registration and Approval in Philippines

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Medical Device Regulations and Classification in the Philippines


REGULATORY AUTHORITY: Centre for Device Regulation, Radiation Health, and Research (CDRRHR)



(According to our experience)

Class A: 1-2 months

Class B/C/D: 6-9 months


Local test is only required for devices with radiofrequency radiation, measuring function, and drug screening test kits and reagents. 

Local clinical evaluation or studies is not required.

LOCAL FEES (New Application):

New registration:

For registrable devices (medical device class A/B/C/D) – USD 156

For non-registrable devices (medical device class B/C/D) – USD 62

IVD – USD 32 (additional USD 22 for pregnancy kit)

LOCAL FEES (Manufacturer): N/A

LICENSE VALIDITY: Certificate of Medical Device Notification (CMDN) and Certificate of Medical Device Registration (CMDR) for registrable medical device is valid for 5 years.

Certificate of Medical Device Notification (CMDN) for non-registrable medical device is valid for 2 years.

LICENSE TRANSFER: License transfer or change of license ownership is considered as a variation.   

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE/LICENSE HOLDER: As of January 2021, non-registrable class B, C, and D medical devices are subject to obtain Certificate of Medical Device Notification (CMDN). Certificate of Exemption (COE) for such devices will only be valid until March 31st, 2022.


Last updated on May 03, 2021.

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