plus Regulatory Report – March 2011
1 DEMISE OF THE GHTF
After years of trying to be heard the GHTF
(Global Harmonising Task Force) has been disbanded. They had lots of
good ideas about levelling the medical device regulatory playing field
but national interests have eventually won over! Simplications for
Ferromatik Milacron India Promotes 2 to Leadership Posts
Company veterans Divgi, Bhalavat to help
guide ongoing growth
April 18, 2011 – Ferromatik Milacron India Ltd. (FMIL), India’s No. 1
injection molding machine manufacturer, has promoted two individuals
to key leadership roles as the company continues its rapid growth...
Industry asks DCGI not to amend D&CAct to make 2D barcode mandatory
The pharma industry in the country,
especially the small and medium scale units, has asked the Drug
Controller General of India (DCGI) not to amend the Drug & Cosmetic
Act to make the implementation of2D barcode/UID (Unique Identity Code)
mandatory for the domestic market. Instead of making the 2D barcode/UID
mandatory, the industry asked the DCGI to implement the track and
trace system for which there is already a provision in the Act...
Johnson & Johnson to buy synthes for $21.6 B
J & J is to buy Swiss medical devices
makers synthes Inc. for 19 billion Swiss Francs ($21.6 Billion) in its
largest ever buy boosting its orthopedic business....