Pursuing WHO certification for medical devices
During the first Medical Devices Congress “Eyesforpharma Latin America 2015,” the Federal Commissioner of the Mexican Health Authority (COFEPRIS) Mikel Arriola announced that in 2016 Mexico will seek the World Health Organization (WHO) certification for medical devices. COFEPRIS has already this certification for drugs and vaccines.
The main objective of the WHO certification is to facilitate international trade in medical devices between member states, ensuring safety and performance.
Arriola also presented figures regarding the seizure of illegal medical devices in Mexico during the last three years: 2.3 million items were seized in 32 operations across eight Mexican states.