Singapore – HSA will introduce UDI labeling requirements for medical devices

Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has announced that it will introduce a Unique Device Identification (UDI) system to be used for medical devices. The announcement came during an industry briefing held on October 19, in which the HSA outlined the reasons for the system and its basic features, going on to discuss plans for its phased implementation.

This decision follows a growing impulse to establish an internationally accepted standard for labeling of medical devices and IVDs. In addition to the US and EU, in which implementation of UDI systems is well underway, regulators in other countries including BrazilSaudi Arabia, and China have made moves to apply their own UDI requirements for devices…