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India and Japan intensify cooperation in medical device regulations

05 May 2017 | News

This was the broad outcome of the 2nd Japan-India Medical Products Regulation Symposium held at Nihonbashi Life Science Building, Tokyo, recently.

India and Japan will intensify their joint cooperation for the development of a world-class medical device regulatory ecosystem in India, which will facilitate and expedite building up of a world-class medical device industry in India. This was the broad outcome of the 2nd Japan-India Medical Products Regulation Symposium held at Nihonbashi Life Science Building, Tokyo, recently.

Top government and industry representatives attending the symposium from both the counties deliberated on ways to enhance cooperation in medical device and pharma sector.

The host of the daylong conference was Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Government of Japan and Japanese Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Agency. It was supported by Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Japan Federation of Medical Devices Association, Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Associations of JAPAN and Osaka Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.

The Indian side was represented by topmost officials from Ministry of Health, Family and Welfare, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, members from Ficci, Pharmexcil AiMeD and top representatives from Indian medical device industry.

Deliberations took place on important topics such as development of medical device regulation, third party medical certifications system, quality standards and GMP system in countries, strategies and challenges for global drug development, among others.

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