Dec 15, 2020

Australia’s Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) published a noteworthy regulatory update, Therapeutic Goods (Medical Devices—Information that Must Accompany Application for Inclusion) Amendment (COVID-19 Measures—Class 1 IVD Medical Devices) Determination 2020. New in this amendment, effective as of December 4, is the requirement to​ include the manufacturer's Declaration of Conformity (DoC) in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) application for all Class 1 IVDs.

Guidance clarifies Declaration of Conformity procedures for low-risk medical devices, IVDs, and SOPPs

Accompanying the update was the publication of a new guidance document to assist manufacturers in completing the required DoC. Guidance for Declaration of Conformity for Class I non-Sterile non-Measuring and Class 1 in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices is also intended to help sponsors confirm that documentation has been prepared correctly by manufacturers. In addition to Class I (non-sterile, non-measuring) medical devices and Class 1 IVDs, the guidance covers Class 1 Systems and Procedure Packs (SOPPs).

The guidance provides clarity on what information to enter in the various fields of the DoC, consisting of the following:

  • Manufacturer’s name
  • Business address
  • Classification
  • GMDN code and term
  • Standards applied to the device(s)
  • Name of the medical device(s) / IVD(s)
  • Declaration
  • Signature

Also provided in the guidance are notes on what is required of the manufacturer relating to the Essential Principles, technical documentation, and post-market surveillance.

Templates for the manufacturer’s Declaration of Conformity for IVDs and SOPPs can be found on the TGA website here. Corresponding templates for medical devices are available here.

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Author

  • Timothy Herr

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