Swiss Single Registration Number (CHRN)

Based on the Medical Devices Ordinance (MedDO; SR 812.213) and the Ordinance on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IvDO; SR. 812.219) Swissmedic, the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, assigns the Swiss Single Registration Number (CHRN). The Swiss Single Registration Number (CHRN) is a Swiss unique registration number that Swissmedic assigns to Swiss manufacturers, authorised representatives and importers upon request. The CHRN is used to unambiguously identify a manufacturer, authorised representative or importer.

Until the MRA (Mutual Recognition Agreement) is updated, Swissmedic is unable to assign a European Single Registration Number (SRN) via EUDAMED for economic operators who are domiciled in Switzerland. To mitigate the consequences of this loss of information and to continue to ensure market surveillance in Switzerland, it is necessary for manufacturers, authorised representatives and importers domiciled in Switzerland to register once with Swissmedic.

Economic operators must register within three months of placing their first product on the Swiss market. This timeframe is intended to avoid delays in bringing compliant products onto the market and to prevent supply bottlenecks in Switzerland.

Once an economic operator has registered, it does not have to do so again when placing further products on the market.

The information sheet below describes the process for applying for a CHRN in detail.

Service Agreement

The service agreement describes the services that the Swiss Therapeutic Products Agency provides in terms of issuing a Swiss Single Registration Number (CHRN) in accordance with MedDO Art. 55. It also describes the entitlements and obligations of the persons who make use of this service.

With each order, the service recipient explicitly agrees to the conditions of this service agreement.

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Swiss economic operators registered at Swissmedic

The overview shows all manufacturers, importers and authorised representatives domiciled in Switzerland registered at Swissmedic. The list is updated daily.

Last modification 25.05.2022

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