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Centre notifies 10 medical devices as 'drugs'

The central government has notified 10 medical devices as drugs that require central clearance prior to import, manufacture, or marketing in the country. The newly included 'drugs' as per the notification dated October 7, 2005 are cardiac stents, drug eluting stents, catheters, intra ocular lenses, IV cannulae, bone cements, heart valves, scalp vein set, orthopaedic implants and internal prosthetic replacements.

NID Develops Safe Storage Device For Vaccines

Are you one of those people who acquired a disease despite being vaccinated against it? Chances are, the vaccine given to you was not stored at the right temperature.

'Half Of The Drug Eluting Stents Used In India Lack Adequate Trial Data'

Maharashtra FDAs recent decision to ban Drug Eluting Stents (DES) without international quality certifications stirred up a controversy in the country on the safety and quality aspects of DES used in the country. Incidentally, the issue forced the central government to start the process of bringing medical devices under the regulatory ambit of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940.

Nidek To Strengthen Ophthalmic Business In India

Nidek Co Ltd., a leading Japanese company in the field of ophthalmic equipment, is planning to strengthen its business in India. Presently, Nidek has a strong distributorship in India with Delhi based KLB Instruments - who is marketing Nidek's medical equipment/products in the country.