Mexico’s health agency is seeking to obtain certification in medical devices from the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization next year.
The certification would facilitate patient access to new generation devices and accelerate foreign trade of the products, says Mikel Arriola, head of COFEPRIS.
Roughly 2.3 million illegal devices have been seized in eight states during President Enrique Peña Nieto’s term, which began in 2012, Arriola says.
COFEPRIS achieved international recognition by PAHO as a regulatory national agency of regional reference for drugs and vaccines. — Jonathon Shacat