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Faster and Lower-Cost Entry into China: 4th Batch of Clinical Exempted List Published


On June 11, CFDA published “4th Batch of Clinical Exempted Medical Devices and IVDs (Draft)” for feedback. 85 medical devices and 277 IVDs have been newly-exempted from clinical trial in the 4th batch. Also, it is the first time class III IVDs (31 cancer biomarkers) have been exempted.

Since 2014 August, a total of 1466 medical devices and IVDs have been granted exemption from clinical trial:

  • Class II medical device: 858
  • Class III medical device: 201
  • Class II IVD: 376
  • Class III IVD: 31


Below are some historical versions:

2nd batch class II IVD:

3rd batch class II and class III devices:

Make sure you get the most recent version as CFDA issued several revised ones.


For complete list of the exemptions, please email

To determine whether your device or IVD falls into the 4 batches, please email us too. For Clinical Evaluation Basic Requirements for Clinical Exempt IVD Reagents (draft), click HERE.


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