The clock is ticking for medical device manufacturers worldwide. Manufacturers that want to continue selling products in Canada’s $6.7 billion medical device market should be preparing and planning for the international Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) by now. Canada is the first market to require the MDSAP audit as part of its medical device licensing scheme, beginning Jan. 1, 2019. On that date, companies selling Class II, III, and IV medical devices and IVDs must have an MDSAP Certificate on file with Health Canada to maintain their Canadian Device Licenses.
Companies that aren’t already prepared for MDSAP, can get started by following four steps.