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2018 NMPA (CFDA) Medical Device Registration Report


NMPA (CFDA) published 2018 Medical Device Registration Report on May 31. ChinaMed Device compiled the data and made four charts to illustrate the current trend for imported devices in China.

I. Domestic V.S Imported

Imported Class III medical devices and IVDs outnumbered domestic Class III, for the first time, since the publication of Registration Report in 2015.

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II. Most Imported Devices

Imaging equipment, IVD and implantable devices are among the most imported. In 2017, implantable devices, artificial organs and imaging equipment were imported most.

III. Which Countries Got the Most Approvals?

The U.S, Germany and Japan had the most initial registrations.

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ChinaMed Device, LLC ( provides regulatory and commercialization turnkey solutions for medical device, IVD, CDx and combination products in China. As a qualified NMPA (CFDA) legal agent with offices in Boston and Beijing, we can represent manufacturers for the complete product life cycle without their need to set up local entity in China. Our NMPA (CFDA) regulatory services include strategy, registration, local type testing, PTR, clinical evaluation report (CER), clinical trial, GMP and post-market surveillance (AE, recall, inspection etc). Our commercialization services include market research, reimbursement, partnership strategy, and distribution qualification.

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