Jiangsu Bioda Life Science Co. Ltd.’s artificial blood vessel has gained class III medical devices approval from China’s NMPA, marking the first domestic artificial blood vessel to get such approval. Nantong, China-based Bioda’s vessel is used for aortic coarctation and aneurysms.
As China seeks to be more independent in medical device development, authorities have released several guidelines to enhance the quality of its medical devices, as well as accelerate their registration.
Subtle Medical Inc. closed a series B financing to develop its artificial intelligence (AI) imaging enhancement solutions. Eastern Bell Venture Capital Management Co. Ltd. and Primavera Venture Partners lead this round of financing.
Broncus Holding Corp.’s disposable nebulizing microcatheter for an endoscope has been approved by China’s NMPA. The product Mist Fountain is the only nebulizing micro-catheter product available on the Chinese market to treat lung disease, according to the company.
Molecular Sensoring Technology Co. Ltd. (Molsentech) has developed a diagnostic platform using semiconductor chips with biosensors for COVID-19 testing. The platform could deliver a result anywhere from three to 30 minutes, with accuracy compatible to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
Worg Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. raised nearly ¥400 million (US$55.6 million) in its series B financing. Founded in 2018, the company is developing immunotherapies to treat allergic and autoimmune diseases and other indications based on its two technology platforms, Pcfit and Apitope.
Shenzhen Proxinse Medical Technology Co. Ltd. raised an undisclosed amount in a series A financing to develop endoscope-related products. This round of financing was led by Guangdong Technology Financial Group Co. Ltd.
CSPC NBP Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. entered an agreement that will grant it exclusive rights to Harbour Biomed Co. Ltd.’s anti-FcRn antibody, batoclimab (HBM-9161), in greater China, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.