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China NMPA News Roundup March 2022


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Here’s the latest China regulatory and clinical affairs China NMPA News March 2022 for medical device and IVDs pros. These updates are presented by China Med Device, LLC, your partner in Chinese market access.


China GCP Introduced, with Renewed Requirements on Multi-Regional Trials and Safety Reporting

NMPA and China Health Commission released the “Quality Management Practice Specification for Clinical Trials of Medical Devices”, implemented from May 1, 2022.

The “China GCP” covers the whole process of medical device clinical trials, including the design, implementation, supervision, inspection, inspection, data collection, recording, preservation, analysis, summary, and reporting. View our comprehensive review.

NMPA Down-Classified Certain Neuro, Cardiac Surgery Devices

The NMPA reclassified certain neurosurgical, cardiac surgery, orthopedic, and aesthetic devices and modified intended use for some with an announcement on March 24, 2022.

Six neurosurgical and cardiac surgery devices are down classified from Class III to Class II. Check out the full list.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Intracranial Embolization Device Allowed for Contract Manufacturing

The NMPA published the “Catalog of Medical Devices Prohibited from Contract Manufacturing” on March 24, 2022. Compared with the draft version, issued in November 2021, with 22 devices on the list, the final document permits nine devices for contract manufacturing. See the full list.

Hainan Asks Pilot Trial of Imported Neurological Products

Hainan Lecheng Boao International Medical Pilot District released “Pilot Trials of International Innovative Neurological Products” on March 29, 2022, to solicit imported products from neurological device manufacturers, research institutions and hospitals. The deadline is April 24, 2022.

View product requirements and submission materials.

Guidelines & Standards

Three Guidelines Propel China to be World Leader in Digital Health

The NMPA released three guidelines in a single day, March 9, 2022, to regulate and support the rapid development in digital health:

Look at the introduction and outlines of the three documents.

Fast-Track Approvals

Boston Scientific Obtained Two NMPA Approvals through Hainan RWD

The NMPA granted approvals to two devices, Boston Scientific’s Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy equipment, and its disposable prostate treatment accessory on March 3, 2022. It only took four months for the two devices from submitting the registration application to guaranteeing approval.

The two devices utilized the same pathway, Hainan Real-World Data program, as Allergan’s glaucoma drainage system, and J&J’s femtosecond laser eye treatment system. Read the overview of the two devices and Hainan RWD program.

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