Permission for Loan License to Manufacture Class A - B Medical Devices in India – Form MD 4 & MD 6


    Achieve the success that your medical business deserves. Permission for loan license to manufacture class A - B medical devices helps you to boost the production and attain new heights. CliniExperts guides you throughout the complete regulatory process to get the grant of loan license to manufacture medical devices in Form MD 6.

    Permission for Loan License to Manufacture Class A - B Medical Devices– Overview

    Any company which intends to obtain a loan license to manufacture Class A and/or B medical devices needs to make an application as per provisions of Medical Devices Rules, 2017. Medical devices classified as Class A and Class B are considered low and low-to-moderate risk devices, and they may also include in vitro diagnostic devices.

    The manufacturer who wants to receive a grant for a Loan License for further sale and distribution of class A and B medical devices needs to file an online application through the online portal of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the Central Government via the State licensing Authority. The application can be filled in Form MD-4 for Grant of Loan License to Manufacture for Sale or for Distribution of Class A or Class B medical device.

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    What is Form MD 4 and MD 6

    Form Names

    Form MD4:

    Application for grant of Loan license to manufacture for sale or for distribution for Class A or Class B medical device - Form MD4

    Form MD6:

    Loan Licence to manufacture for sale or for distribution of Class A or Class B Medical Device

    Who Can Apply?

    Any person or company who wishes to manufacture Class A or Class B medical devices can apply for Form MD-4.

    How To Apply?

    Step 1: Sugam Registration of the applicant
    Step 2: Drafting of Application
    Step 3: Upload of document as per checklist of MD-4
    Step 4: Processing of the Requisite Govt Fee
    Step 5: Submission of Application on Online medical device portal

    Fee Involved

    Loan License fee for single site manufacturing of class A / Class B devices - 5000 INR

    Loan License fee for each distinct Class A/ Class B medical device- 500 INR


    The validity of a license issued in Form MD-6 remains in perpetuity, provided that the license maintenance fee is paid as specified in the Second Schedule before the end of the period of five years from the date of issue, unless it is suspended or cancelled by State Licensing Authority.

    Important Documents

    The Establishment/Site ownership/Tenancy Agreement Test License obtained from CDSCO QMS CertificatePlant Master FileDevice Master File

    Timeline to get Form MD 6 from State Licensing Authority

    The Government Timeline for Loan License for Class A and B medical devices is 4-5 months

    Essential Tips

    The essential tips to keep in mind during process of license application preparation and submission are:

    1. Manufacturing site of the applicant must comply with the requirements of the Quality Management System as specified under the Fifth Schedule

    2. Device Master files and site master files need to be prepared in accordance with the MDR 2017 format.

    The most possible roadblocks to consider are:

    1. Technical documents of the medical device must comply with MDR 2017.

    2. The primary manufacturer must have a license in accordance with MDR 2017.

    Expert Advise

    The quality control data must be generated on the basis of a valid test license when the application is submitted.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the tentative time line for audit of the manufacturing site by Notified bodies?

    The registered Notified Body shall carry out the audit of the manufacturing site within ninety days of the date of application in accordance with the Third Schedule.

    In case an application is rejected, is there a provision to re-apply the license?

    The aggrieved person may appeal to the State Government within 45 days of receiving such a rejection, and the matter may be disposed within 60 days after the investigation has been completed and the appellant is given an opportunity to be heard

    Will the manufacturer have an option to choose the Notified body?

    A Notified body accredited under sub-rule (1) of Rule 13 accredited shall be able to conduct an audit of the manufacturing sites of Class A and Class B medical devices to verify their compliance with the Quality Management System and the other applicable standards as specified by the State Licensing Authority for medical devices. Thus, manufacturers cannot choose the Notified Body.

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