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HSA lowers fees for medical devices brought in under Sar scheme

Published on Aug 2, 2012 12:41 PM

Doctors and medical device importers will pay lower fees for medical devices brought in under the Special Authorisation Routes (Sar) from this month.

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) announced today that the cost of bringing in medical device for a patient under Sar will be lowered from the existing $500 to between $150 and $350.

Sar allows licensed importers and health-care professionals to import unregistered medical devices where there is a lack of registered alternatives. Under this scheme, importers can also import such devices for re-export, or to import them for research and training.

The revised fees are part of the enhancements to the medical device regulatory framework announced earlier this year, said HSA in a press release.

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