Overview of Medical Device in India

The regulatory authority for medical devices in India is the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), which is responsible for regulating and monitoring the manufacture, import, and sale of medical devices in India. The CDSCO operates under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and is responsible for implementing and enforcing the regulatory framework for medical devices in India.

At RABT, we are dedicated to helping medical device manufacturers navigate the complex regulatory landscape in India. We offer a comprehensive range of services to support our clients in registering and bringing their products to market, complying with Indian regulatory requirements, and ensuring the safety and effectiveness of their devices.

Registration Process:

Medical device manufacturers must obtain approval from the CDSCO before they can market their products in India. The registration process for medical devices in India is divided into two categories based on the level of risk associated with the device:

Low-risk devices: The CDSCO classifies medical devices into four categories based on their level of risk, with Class A being the lowest risk and Class D being the highest risk. Low-risk devices, such as bandages and simple surgical instruments, fall under Class A and do not require registration with the CDSCO.

High-risk devices: High-risk devices, such as implantable medical devices, require registration with the CDSCO. The registration process for high-risk devices involves submitting an application to the CDSCO along with supporting documents such as clinical trial data, device specifications, and labeling information.

Key Requirements:

In addition to registration with the CDSCO, medical device manufacturers must also comply with other regulatory requirements in India, including

Labeling requirements: Medical device labeling must include information such as the device name, manufacturer information, intended use, and warnings.

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP): Medical device manufacturers must comply with GMP standards to ensure that their products are safe and effective.

Post-market surveillance: Medical device manufacturers must report adverse events associated with their products to the CDSCO and implement measures to address any safety concerns.

India has a robust regulatory framework for medical devices, which is enforced by the CDSCO. Medical device manufacturers must comply with registration, labeling, GMP, and post-market surveillance requirements to ensure that their products are safe and effective. If you have any questions about the regulatory landscape for medical devices in India, please contact us for more information.

RABT Expertise:


  • Medical Device Classification and grouping strategy in India
  • Indian Authorized Agent (IAA) representation
  • Test License for Medical Devices and IVDs
  • Import License for Regulated Medical Devices and IVDs
  • Manufacturing License for Regulated Medical Devices and IVDs
  • Listing of Non-Regulated Medical Devices
  • Manufacturing Site Registration
  • Compilation services for device documents and Device Master File (DMF) 
  • Liaison with the CDSCO, Central, and State Licensing Authorities
  • Post-Market Surveillance
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