Category Archives: medicaldevices

Medical devices that include components of animal origin

 An extensive group of medical devices (MDs) includes completely different products that may include different components. In the section devoted to MD, articles about drugs as part of MD have been published more than once (here and here). However, in addition to medicinal substances, various components of animal origin can be included in MD. Product overview Among the MD, which

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Medical devices and telemedicine

After implementation of Federal Law, No 242-FZ dated 07.29.2017 “On the implementation of changes in certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation regarding the application of information technologies in healthcare” (also known as “the Telemedicine Act”), the question may emerge (and for many it has long since emerged): what is the proper definition for the term “telemedicinal device”. There are

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Special aspects of import of medical devices, which include precursors of narcotic substances

In the medical device market, there is a large number of products that contain various chemicals in the composition – active pharmaceutical substances, ancillary substances, as well as precursors of narcotic substances. This article is devoted to the peculiarities of the import of such devices. What are narcotic substances and their precursors? According to Federal Law No. 3 “On Narcotic

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Import of medical device samples for the registration on the territory of Russian Federation

Order № 633 “On the introduction of amendments to the Rules of state registration of medical devices” came into force in June 2018. This normative document introduced the amendments to the range of important processes, including the confirmation of sample import. According to the Order, from now on the registration dossier should contain the hard copy of the sample import

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Telemedicine in Russia – review

Russian Federation is the biggest country in the world by territory and it looks like telemedicine could be solution for connection healthcare specialists and patients. We started special topic about this: Why telemedicine is important as healthcare service? How it is regulated by government? Which products is considered to be medical devices for telemedicine? This is not full range of

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Pharmaceutical substances and excipients

There are a few groups of medical devices, which have pharmaceutical substances in their composition. For example, filers with hyaluronic acid or stents with immunosuppressors. (details by link) However, medical devices can contain not only pharmaceutical substances but excipients. According to Federal Law 61 “On circulation of Medicinal Products” excipients are substances of inorganic or organic origin used in the

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Sirolimus and its analogues in the composition of intravascular stents

At the present time registration of medical devices containing pharmaceutical substances is the topic for discussion for many manufacturers, distributors and other participants of the medical device market (see the article About pharmaceutical agents in the composition of medical devices and registration difficulties). Difficulties in the registration connected with the changes of Russian regulation touched upon drug-eluting intravascular stents. Stents capable

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About pharmaceutical agents in the composition of medical devices and registration difficulties

In March 2017, Order 11n “On the Approval of the Requirements Imposed on the Contents of the Technical and User Documentation Provided by the Manufacturer (Maker) of a Medical Device,” came into force. This document specifies the requirements to the technical and user documentation for medical devices including those which contain drugs. However the interpretation of these requirements by Roszdravnadzor

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