Shanghai Heartcare Medical Technology Corp. Ltd. received marketing approvals for three medical devices designed for stroke, namely its left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder, the aspiration catheter, and the support catheter.
The NMPA approved two different surgical robots for marketing, a step forward in growth of a sector that remains underdeveloped in China. One of the robots approved for marketing by the NMPA is from Yuanhua Orthopedic Robotic Ltd. and the other is Suzhou Microport Orthobot Co. Ltd. Both robots are used for total knee arthroplasty (TKA), removing damaged cartilage and bones from the surface of the knee joint and replacing them with artificial implants.
With one-quarter of China’s population affected by rolling shutdowns, manufacturers worldwide are preparing for a summer of supply chain nightmares. Shanghai and its normally bustling port have been closed now for a month and the nation’s COVID-Zero policy is now threatening Beijing. So far, though, the med-tech industry remains minimally affected, but the coming months may tell a different story.
Venus Medtech (Hangzhou) Inc.’s Venusp-Valve, a transcatheter pulmonic valve replacement (TPVR) system, has gained the CE mark in Europe. The system is used to treat moderate to severe pulmonary regurgitation with or without right ventricular outflow tract stenosis. The TPVR provides an alternative for those not eligible for open-chest operations because of the risks such as large trauma, and slow recovery, a spokesperson of Venus Medtech told BioWorld.
China’s Ministry of Science and Technology issued a draft rule on regulations governing sharing of human genetic resources that provides clarity on parts of the regulation that were previously ambiguous, Katherine Wang, partner at Ropes & Gray in Shanghai, told BioWorld.
Acotec Scientific Holdings Ltd. has received marketing approval for its radiofrequency ablation system from China’s NMPA to treat varicose veins. The radiofrequency ablation system consists of an endovenous radiofrequency catheter and a radiofrequency generator.
Truscreen Group Ltd. completed its largest clinical trial to date that showed its cervical cancer screening device surpassed liquid-based cytology (LBC) screening in 15,651 women across 64 hospitals in nine provinces in China over three years.
With FDA clearance of its Endoscreener that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect polyps during coloscopy procedures, Wision AI Ltd. is expanding its product portfolio to include colorectal histopathology tools.
Shenzhen Xzing Technology Co. Ltd.’s Endofresh disposable upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscope has granted the NMPA’s class II approval. The company said the approved product is used for upper gastrointestinal GI endoscopy, diagnosis and treatment.
Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group Ltd.’s subsidiary Beijing Meiyan Kongjian Biology Medicine Co. Ltd. has acquired an 80% equity stake in Shenzhen Yimei Medical Technology Co. The deal is to be completed via a mix of capital and equity transfers. Sihuan Pharmaceutical is interested in Shenzhen Yimei’s two-in-one patented technology of collimated ultrasound and superficial focused ultrasound.