India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization has opened up an online portal to multinational companies seeking registration certificates or import licenses for medical devices and diagnostics.
The site, known as SUGAM, allows sponsors to submit and track the status of applications, respond to queries and upload documents.
The portal, which was launched for pharmaceuticals Nov. 14, 2015, was expanded to devices and diagnostics on March 4, according to a notice issued by CDSCO.
Rajiv Nath, forum coordinator of the Association of Indian Medical Device Industry, tells IDDM that his organization has asked the government to consider similar electronic online registration for Indian manufacturers.
Applicants should register on the portal by March 15. Hard copies will be accepted after March 15 from applicants who have pre-registered in the portal. Starting on April 1, online applications only will be accepted, CDSCO’s notice says.