pathHome arrow Overview
Overview PDF Print E-mail


The term 'medical device' covers all products, except medicines, used in healthcare for the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring or treatment of illness or disability.

The MDB is responsible for the regulation of medical devices on the Malaysian market.  The range of products is very wide.  It includes contact lenses and condoms; heart valves and hospital beds; resuscitators and radiotherapy machines; surgical instruments and syringes; wheelchairs and walking frames or other assistive technology products; pregnancy tests, blood glucose monitors and pacemakers  - many thousands of items used each and every day by healthcare providers and patients.

Medical devices do not include ambulance vehicles, general workshop equipment such as power or machine tools, or general purpose laboratory equipment. 

There are three types of medical devices outlined in the legislation.  They are as follows:
                       -  General medical devices
                       -  Active implantable medical devices
                       -  In-vitro diagnostic medical device

All the guidance notes that follow are adapted from the GHTF documents.

     1.  How we regulate

     2.  Placement of Medical Devices on the Malaysian Market

     3.  Essential Principles of Safety and Performance of Medical Devices.

     4.  Principles of Medical Device Classification.

     5.  Principles of Conformity Assessment for Medical Devices.

     6.  Labelling of Medical Devices 


Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 April 2018 )
(c) 2008-2015 Medical Device Authority.     [Privacy Policy]     [Security Policy]

Best viewed using Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla Firefox with 1024 x 768 screen resolution.

MSC Malaysia