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Weekly CFDA News Roundup (May 13th to May 19th)


Weekly CFDA News Roundup covers policies, industry standards, guidance, 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.


CFDA issued “2018 Medical Device Industry Standard Revision Plan” for feedback. The Plan covers 99 industry standards for medical devices, IVDs, such as mass spectrometer, assisted reproduction device and 3D printed dental device.

For English version of the Plan, please email


CFDA issued 4 guidelines on May 18:

  • Active device: Technical Review Guideline on Surgical Microscope
  • Active device: Technical Review Guideline on Tonometer
  • Active device: Technical Review Guideline on Pulse Wave Velocity and Ankle-Brachial Index Product
  • Passive device: Technical Review Guideline on Cleaning Bench


CFDA announced a class I recall notice to implantable defibrillator by Abbott. Class I recall is the most urgent type of recall CFDA issues. For the reason of recall and the model number, please email


CFDA published directory of registered medical devices for April 2018. 52 domestic class III, 23 imported class III and 32 imported class II medical devices have been approved. GE, Siemens, Medtronic, Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, BD, Baxter are on the list.


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