Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) regulates medical devices in Saudi Arabia.
Medical Device Definition
A medical device in Saudi Arabia is any instrument, apparatus, implement machine, implant device, in vitro reagent or calibrator, software, material, or other similar or related article intended by the manufacturer to be used, alone or in combination for diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, controlling, treatment or alleviation of disease or injuries or compensation for injuries. It is also used for investigation, replacement, modification, or support of the anatomy or of a physiological process, supporting or sustaining life (Vital functions of a human being), control of conception or assistance for that, disinfection of medical devices and supplies and providing information for medical or diagnostic purposes using in vitro examination of specimens derived from the human body. It does not achieve its primary intended action in or on the human body by pharmacological, immunological, or metabolic means. Still, it may be assisted in its intended function by such means.
Medical Device Classification System
||Disposable gloves, Bandages, Surgical gowns, Alcohol swabs
|Class A Sterile
||Low- medium risk
|Class A Measuring
|Class A Reusable surgical
||Blood glucose meters, Hearing aids, Electric wheelchair, Digital thermometer
||Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGM), Electronic endoscopes, Implantable cardiac pacemakers, Infusion pumps
||Artificial heart valves, Implanted nerve stimulators, Intracardiac defibrillators, and breast implants.
||2 months Approx.
|License validity period
||Class A :- $3998, Class B :- $5063, Class C :- $5596, Class D :- $6130