Feb 27, 2018


  • Brazilian regulators now allow domestic manufacturers to apply for quality system certification under the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP).
  • Previously, ANVISA’s position was to recognize MDSAP certification only for foreign manufacturers.

Brazil ANVISA allows MDSAP certification for domestic medical device companiesBrazilian medical device market regulator ANVISA has officially extended applicability of the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) to domestic manufacturers as well as other companies based in South America.

According to RDC 217.2018 (link in Portuguese), the MDSAP good manufacturing practice certification route is now open to medical device manufacturers based in Brazil, as well as to manufacturers based in South American countries belonging to the MERCOSUL trade group: Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Prior to RDC 217.2018, Brazil’s MDSAP certification route had only been available to foreign manufacturers registering with ANVISA. Now, domestic ANVISA registrants may also leverage MDSAP quality system certification for access to other participating markets—the US, Canada, Australia and Japan.

Related MDSAP and Brazilian medical device regulatory information:


  • Stewart Eisenhart