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Overseas Inspection: There are Defects CFDA Chasing


Following the 13th Five Year Plan (2016-2020), CFDA has conducted overseas inspection covering all imported high-risk medical devices. Since November 2017 when CFDA began to publish overseas inspection results, 24 foreign manufacturers have been found with issues. Inspected facilities are located in US, UK, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, France and Australia


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Observations were categorized by active and non-active medical devices and IVD:

 7 active device manufacturers got caught with 40 observations. Agfa HealthCare (Germany) and St. Jude Medical (US) and Terumo (Japan) were included.


12 non-active device manufacturers got caught with 58 observations. Covidien (US) and Zimmer (Switzerland) were included; Biocomposites (UK) was suspended for importing.

5 IVD manufacturers got caught with 16 observations. Beckman Coulter (US) and DiaMed GmbH (Switzerland) were included; Leica Biosystems (UK) was suspended for importing. 


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