HMD group companies receive the prestigious MDSAP certification

Becomes the first set of Indian manufacturers of disposable medical devices to achieve Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) certification

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New Delhi: The group companies of Hindustan Medical Devices, Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices, one of the largest manufacturers of disposable syringes and auto disable syringes and Niraj Industries were among the first set of Indian manufacturers of disposable medical devices to be awarded the prestigious MDSAP quality assurance certificate.

The Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) allows a single regulatory audit of a medical device manufacturer’s Quality Management System (QMS) which satisfies the requirements of multiple regulatory jurisdictions to address patient safety concerns. Manufacturers can be audited once for compliance with the standard and regulatory requirements of up to five different medical device markets: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan and the United States.

For manufacturers, MDSAP is of benefit as it reduces the overall number of audits or inspections and optimizes the time and resources expended on audit activities.
MDSAP certificate aims to promote globally a greater alignment of regulatory approaches and technical requirements which are based on international standards and best practices. Additionally, it also promotes consistency, predictability and transparency of regulatory programs.

“We are delighted to have received this Regulatory Quality Assurance Certificate. It aligns well with our goals as we needed this certification to continue exporting our blades and Syringes to Canada which is mandating this certification from all overseas suppliers to Canada from 2019. This certification will moreover allow waiver of US FDA inspections and also from regulatory bodies of Brazil , Japan and Australia which eases our regulatory compliance demonstration burden of undergoing multiple audits every year from these countries,” said Mr Rajiv Nath, Joint Managing Director of Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices.

MDSAP certificate is an addition to ICMED (Indian Certification for Medical Devices) HMD received from QCI (Quality Council of India). ICMED Certification process allowed us to build competencies and confidence needed to strive for MDSAP – explained Rajiv Nath

“This tough certificate also endorses the robustness and world class quality assurance of HMD factories that produce disposable and auto disable syringes, insulin pen needles, and surgical blades among other devices, “Niraj Industries is dedicated to surgical blades and scalpels and Hindustan syringes is making the balance range of Disposables,” Mr Nath added.

Audits are conducted by Auditing Organizations (AO), such as UL, authorized by the participating Regulatory Authorities (RA) to audit under tough MDSAP requirements.

In India, 23 Categories of Medical Devices are regulated under Medical Device Rules 2017 under Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Manufacturers and exporters need to comply with importing countries regulatory requirements to address importing countries’ patient safety concerns which also act as market access trade barriers. Manufacturers need to continually upgrade their manufacturing capabilities to address these market access regulatory requirement that keep getting tougher by the day.