22nd conference of Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP)
Anupriya Patel, MoS (Health & Family Welfare), has recently inaugurated the 22nd conference of Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) at New Delhi. The 5-day conference is being conducted by Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and National Drug Regulatory Authority (NDRA) of India in collaboration with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The key objective of the event is to develop and recommend approaches for the convergence and harmonization of medical device regulations in Asia and beyond and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise amongst regulators and the industry. The AHWP is a voluntary non-profit organization of the 30 national regulators of member countries and industry members with a goal to promote regulatory harmonization on medical device regulations in Asia and other regions in accordance with the guidance issued by International Medical Device Regulators Forums (IMDRF). It works in collaboration with related international organizations such as IMDRF, WHO, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), etc.
Topics: Central Drugs Standard Control Organization • Global Harmonization Task Force • Global Medical Device Nomenclature • Government • Health • Medical device • Medical equipment • Regulatory agency