Medical device registration in Venezuela


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Regulatory Authority:
1. Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Salud (MPPS);
2. Servicio Autonomo de Contraloria Sanitaria (SACS);
Medical devices and IVDDs must be registered with the OICEMP.

There is no risk-based device classification.
Devices are classified according to the use categories.

Quality system:
ISO 13485 or ISO 9001

Some medical devices are exempt from registration, in particular:
– devices imported into the country for testing by an accredited institute;
– devices for research / study purposes, if requested by accredited institutions;
– exhibition devices, not intended for marketing.

All other medical devices must be registered with the OICEMP.

Foreign manufacturers intending to market medical devices and / or custom-made devices in Venezuela must appoint a Local Representative responsible for submitting the documents required in the registration procedure to the OICEMP.

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Local Authorized Representative

Timeframe and fees:
Timeframe: 1- 12 months
Fees: no registration fee is provided.

Registration validity:
5 years

Labeling and documentation language:
Documentation and labeling must be submitted in Spanish.

Useful information:
The device which already obtained the FDA marketing clearance will be subject to a facilitated registration process to access the Venezuela market.

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