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Market Information

Singapore’s healthcare expenditure was projected to reach $21.4 billion in 2020, marking a 9% increase from the previous year's $19.6 billion. The forecast suggests that by 2029, this market is anticipated to surpass double its size, reaching $49.4 billion. Anticipated to include both public and private healthcare expenses, Singapore's healthcare spending is expected to represent 5.9% of the GDP, potentially rising to 9% by 2029.

Market Trend: All Singaporeans have basic medical insurance in the form of MediShield Life. Another 69% have the Integrated Plan on top of the basic insurance.


Singapore’s medical equipment market is expected to display an annual growth rate (CAGR 2023-2028) of 6.48%, leading to a market volume of 1.12 million USD by 2028.


The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) was formed in 2001 when voluntary registration was introduced. HSA regulates medical devices including IVDs under the Health Products Act 2007. All products are approved by the Medical Device Branch of HSA before it can be supplied in Singapore.

Market Info

Medical Device Regulation

Health Science Authority (HSA), under the MOH.

Regulation of medical devices done under the Health Products Act (HPA) and its Health Products (Medical Devices) Regulations 2010.

Classification, Fees, Timeline
Product Registration Routes

Class A (Product registration not required)

Declare in the Class A exemption list (under manufacturer/importer license)


Class B, C, D (Online submission to MEDICS)

Determine grouping of medical device


Immediate route

Expedited route

Abridged route

Full route

Priority Review Scheme 1 

Priority Review Scheme 2

Useful Information

Validity of License: 12 months (Renewable through GIRO)


License transfer: Change of Registration application needed.


Importer and Distributor: Local License Holder, on behalf of the product owner, is responsible to appoint Importers and Distributors.

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