Hong Kong Medtech Regulators Face Need For System Update
Speed and efficiency are apparently on the minds of Hong Kong's regulators, who have proposed to shorten approval times for medical device registrations, and are considering granting earlier approvals, subject to certain criteria. Stakeholders are showing guarded optimism in early responses.
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