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Medical Device Regulation in Colombia

Medical Device is regulated by the National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute (INVIMA) under the Ministry of Health in Colombia.


Medical device classification in Colombia follows the four-tiered risk model, much like the one used in Europe (Class I, Class lla, Class llb and Class lll). Interventional Concepts must verify the classification of the medical device before registration.

To register, the following will guide you on the required procedures:

  • Assign a home country representative under the absence of a local presence in Columbia;

  • Get an in-country Certification of Free Sale (CFS) or Certificate to Foreign Government or any INVIMA approved market;

  • Present quality system certificate (i.e. ISO 13485);

  • Present information and commercial history of the product - Test reports on Classes lla, llb and lll devices are necessary and clinical data is required for Classes llb and lll devices;

  • The legal representative will submit the application in Spanish to INVIMA and will pay the required fee. The approval process could take up to 3-4 months; and

  • A registration certificate will be issued upon approval, and will be valid for 10 years.

Example Of Approval

Source: INVIMA

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