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    About the KMDIA

Introduction of KMDIA

  • Established in 1999, the KMDIA is the largest trade association representing 750 member companies from home and abroad that manufacture, import, export, and/ or consult medical devices. The Association’s members supply 80% of the medical devices available in the Korean market.

    The Association advocates rights of the medical devices companies, committed to promoting access to the latest technologies as well as high-quality, affordable medical devices from overseas to improve public health and drive growth of the industry in Korea, while helping local members to find their ways into the global medical devices market.

    The KMDIA continues to be a valuable partner of the medical devices industry, helping the member companies to be strong in the global competition and leads technology advances in the 21st century.

Purpose of Establishment

  • The purpose of the KMDIA is to improve public health and develop the medical devices industry by maintaining order in medical devices market and guaranteeing availability of high-quality products, and to improve welfare of the member companies by protecting their rights through close cooperation.
  • Ground of Establishment : Civil Law Article 32
  • Establishment Permi : Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS July 8, 1999)

History

2013년~2014년

2014.08.27Established a Licensing and Technical Support Center

2014.07.17Published KMDIA Newsline

2014.04.10Selected as a partner organization of Consortium for HRD Ability Magnified Program(Ministry of Employment and Labor)

2013.06.12Established Industry Development Headquarters

2010년~2011년

2012.01.13Established details on Fair Trade Law on Medical Devices Trade

2011.10.28Approved Fair Trade Law on Medical Devices Trade (Fair Trade Commission, FTC)

2011.01.12Started autonomous operation of medical devices trade based on the Fair Trade Law

2010.10.01Started operation of autonomous registration of private consulting companies

2010.06.15Established Center for Medical Device Policy Development

2010.06.15Established Medical Device Education Institut

2005년~2008년

2008.06.23Designated as KGMP Education Center (MFDS)

2007.04.03Designated as a deliberative organization for the advertisements of medical devices (MFDS)

2005.07.18Designated as GMP Education Center (MFDS)

2005.03.21Accepted to work on checking the clearance level upon exemption of certain conditions

2005.02.24Designated as a group that reports on production, exports and imports and other statistics (MFDS)

2005.01.01Published the first KMDIA Newspaper

1999년~2004년

2004.08.20Established Committee to Innovate Medical Devices Technology Evaluation

2002.03.26Designated as a group that reports on production and imports statistics (MFDS)

2002.01.01Accepted work on the second report on the conditions regarding imports of medical devices (MFDS)

2001.11.29Changed name to Korea Medical Devices Industry Association

2001.04.15Designated as a group that reports imports statistics (MFDS)

1999.11.10Accepted work on the first report on the conditions regarding imports of medical devices