NMPA granted innovative status to nine medical device manufacturers in May, including three foreign manufacturers and six domestic ones.
Gastroenterology and Urology
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NMPA utilizes fast-track approval pathway for medical devices with innovative status. The granted priority manifests in the classification determination, pre-clinical testing, QMS auditing, and NMPA reviewing/approving processes. Meanwhile, designated senior NMPA reviewers would check in and provide guidance throughout the whole expedited process.
The devices above have not been approved by NMPA but put into accelerated review process. They still need to go through normal registration process.
The NMPA Innovation Approval Guideline was published in November 2018. It states that medical device and IVD product must meet all the following criteria to qualify for the special review and approval procedure: