CFDA: Chinese Product Names Compulsory for Foreign Medical Devices26. February 2016
This new requirement is to ensure that users of medical devices have a better understanding of their functions. In its announcement the Chinese State Council stated similar requirements for naming medical devices in the USA, Europe, Japan and other countries.
In choosing Chinese product names several requirements need to be followed to be in compliance with the CFDA regulations. Some of the requirements include:
- Choosing a product name that directly refers to the product’s use/function
- If the device has different model versions and functions, there should be a common core word with not more than three additional words
- Product names should not include registered trademarks, company names or symbols
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