The medical devices market in Japan is growing continuously by the rapid aging in Japan. In 2014, the medical device regulations has revised to Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Law (PMDL) from the Japan’s Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (PAL). Since medical devices classification has added to PMDL, the regulation is optimized for medical devices which selling in shorter cycle compared from pharmaceuticals. The license system and classification had been simplified and mitigated, so it makes easier to enter the market in Japan. But still, the complicated processes of approval and classification of the devices are different from foreign market, and it is a challenge for the manufacturer. JTP provide continuous support for entering the market to business development by offering the total support including acting for approval, marketing channel selection and post-marketing support.
Market-entry to Japan’s market got to be a little bit simpler by revising from PAL to PMDL. But still, holding the certain licenses and meeting the Japanese law are required to sell the medical devices in Japan.
In Japan, medical device manufacturers do not sell directly their own products to medical institute and go through a medical device dealer to do so. This means that in order to enter the market, foreign manufacturers need to make relationships with medical device dealers.
All documentation and applications are required to be prepared in Japanese, and communication with all related entities including the dealers need to take place in the local language.
JTP holds licenses of Manufacturer, Marketing Authorization Holders, Retail/Rental License of Specially Controlled Medical Devices and Medical Devices Repair License. JTP is able to offer a full range of services in compliance with the Japan Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Law (PMDL).
JTP has many years of experience throughout Japan in providing support services for medical devices. The services are including installation support, repairs and maintenance, as well as offering a 24/7/365 help desk service.
JTP has connections with medical devices dealers from supporting experiences. The connections over 300 dealers nationwide makes developing sales channels for market entry to the manufacturers.
JTP has many years of experience in the IT outsourcing industry, enabling them to offer high-quality IT support services in such as network construction, big data solutions, cloud computing, and security.
JTP handles all processes to sell the products to medical institutes on behalf of the manufacturers. The one-stop support solution reaches the approval process, the sales channel select and the post-marketing support (repair/check). This service makes your business cost effective by fast and suitable entering to the market in Japan.
These materials provide a following contents to know the details about medical devices in Japan:
– summary of revisions to the Japan Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Law (PMDL)
– information on the classifications related with medical devices, licenses, approval and repairs
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