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NMPA Roundup November 2022


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


Lifecycle Checkpoints of Cosmetic Devices Released

The NMPA issued the “Checkpoints of Common Violations of Regulations in the Production, Supply and Usage of Medical Cosmetic Devices” on November 25, 2022. It asks local NMPA offices to strengthen the supervision and inspection of cosmetic devices based on this document.

The violations and regulation-based solutions are listed for manufacturers to refer to. For our comprehensive review please read NMPA Cosmetic Devices.

NMPA Reviewers on AI Process Optimization Software

The NMPA published an article on artificial intelligence software for process optimization, illustrating on what the clinical applications of the software and how to do software validation.

See more information on AI Software for Process Optimization, with examples of ultrasonic spectrum automatic identification, intelligent screening, neural automatic recognition and automatic recognition of heart structure.

Guidelines & Standards

List of Medical Device Mandatory Standards Released

The NMPA issued the “list of mandatory standards applicable to medicals” on November 11, 2022, directing manufacturers for type testing and regulatory submission. Over 400 mandatory national and industry standards are included.

The list is categorized by devices referring to the NMPA Medical Device Classification Catalog. Oftentimes, multiple mandatory national and industry standards may apply to each device.

Read the full device standards list.

NMPA 3D Bioprinting Guidelines Ask Your Input

NMPA issued a notice “Information Solicitation on New Materials and Product Performance Evaluation for Biological 3D Printing”. It says domestic and foreign enterprises, scientific research institutes, clinical institutions, etc. are invited to participate in regulations of five bio-printed tissue repair devices: bio-ceramics, PEEK composite materials, bioactive bone repair materials, dental resorbable repair membrane materials, and aesthetic materials.

Check out the full list of ten documents to input your opinion.

Fast-Track Approvals

Boston Scientific’s First-of-its-Kind Sentinel Cerebral Protection System Gains Approval

NMPA granted innovation approval to Boston Scientific for the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System on November 2, 2022. The device belongs to “first-of-its-kind in China” scenario.

It also released the review report for Sentinel Cerebral Protection System, outlining the review items from the perspectives of product overview, preclinical research, clinical evaluation, and benefit-risk analysis. Read more information about the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System.

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