On 07.05.2019, the CMDE (Center for Medical Devic Evaluation), announced the introduction of NMPA’s new eRPS System (Electronic Regulated Product Submission System – http://erps.cmde.org.cn). The system is used for the electronic management of medical device registrations. In future, all documents for NMPA registrations shall be submitted to through this eRPS System. No hard copy documents will be necessary.
Since 10.05.2019, it is possible to apply for a CA (Certificate Authority) certificate via the eRPS System. The CA certificate is necessary to be able to log into the electronic submission system. Every registration applicant of domestic medical devices class III has to apply for a CA certificate. Equally, every NMPA Legal Agent of an imported medical device has to apply for a CA certificate on behalf of the NMPA registration applicant, the foreign manufacturer.