It is a key priority for the Medical Device Authority (MDA) of Malaysia to maintain and improve the safety, quality assurance and performance throughout the medical device supply chain.
Therefore, they require all medical devices to be registered and all stakeholders, which includes manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors and service providers involved in the supply chain of medical devices to be licensed and have a GDPMD (Good Distribution Practices for Medical Device) in place.
The main objective of GDPMD Certification is to ensure proper management and monitoring of the end-to-end supply chain of medical devices, and stakeholders are vigilant to verify the safety, quality and performance assurance of medical devices to safeguard the health interests of the general public.
As part of these requirements, the QMS (Quality Management System) such as ISO 13485 is required for supply chain stakeholders in Malaysia to implement and maintain so that the safety and performance of the device are intact until it reaches the end-user or Point of Care (PoC).
GDPMD License drives best practices that will benefit all medical devices supply chain stakeholders and end-users.
All entities, with the exception of manufacturers and merchants, must acquire a GDPMD certificate that has been properly issued by a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) following a careful inspection.
For producers of medical devices, the GDPMD accreditation is similar to ISO 13485:2016 certification.
The following organisations must obtain a GDPMD licence for their establishments:
Before submitting an application for GDPMD certification in Malaysia, firms must register with Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM).
Below shows the license application flow for GDPMD in Malaysia:
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