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Weekly CFDA News Roundup (July 16th to July 22nd)


Weekly CFDA News Roundup covers government reports, policies, standards, guidelines, QA/recall/AE, and new approvals in medical device and IVD in China. It is edited by China Med Device, LLC ( a consulting firm specializing in China CFDA regulatory, CRO and market access services.


Government Report

Shanghai CFDA office released Medical Device Half Year Recall Report on July 20. Total 165 medical devices have been voluntarily recalled in Shanghai for the first half of 2018, including 154 imported devices (93%) and 11 domestic devices (7%). Foreign manufacturers include Roche, Siemens, GE, Philips, Abbott, Becton Dickinson, Boston Scientific, Smith &Nephew, etc.

The number of voluntary recalls in the first half of 2018 was increased by 66.7% year-on-year.


For reasons of the recalls and suggestions given by Shanghai CFDA office, click HERE.



CFDA published an article on biodegradable materials and called for research and development of those materials. CFDA approved biodegradables include hernia mesh, dura mater, nerve repair material, anal fistula, absorbable fixation nail, tissue clip, facial injection filling material, degradable sinus stent, sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic viscoelastic, artificial cornea Matrix, dermal matrix, etc.

For 28 standards and guidelines CFDA specifies in the article, please email



CFDA issued a draft guideline for feedback. Feedbacks need to be summited by August 17.

  • Dental: Technical Review Guideline on Synthetic Resin Teeth



CFDA issued National Inspection Notice #65 and identified 7 devices: intraocular lens, slit-lamp microscope, carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, light therapy machine, suction tube, electronic thermometer, nerve and muscle stimulator.

Devices from 5 foreign manufacturers, out of 40 in total, have been found defects:

  • HexaVision SARL: intraocular lens
  • Rayner Intraocular Lenses: intraocular lens
  • Lenstec: intraocular lens
  • Bausch & Lomb: intraocular lens
  • Natus Medical: light therapy machine


New Approval

CFDA granted innovation approval status to 1 foreign manufacturer and 2 domestic ones.

  • 富士レビオは(Fushi Ruibiou): Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) detection kit
  • MicroPort: intraoperative stent
  • Zhuoruan Medtech Xiansida Hangtian Taixin: biodegradable hernia mesh


CFDA issued an innovation approval to quantitative pulmonary blood flow measuring system, by Pulse Imaging, a company based in Shanghai. It obtains Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) based on quantitation with coronary angiography.


For summary of innovation approval guideline, click HERE. For complete English version of the guideline, please email


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About China Med Device, LLC

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