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China jacks up registration fees for medical devices, drugs

May 28, 2015 by MassDevice

The China Food & Drug Administration jacks up its registration fees for medical devices and drugs to help it cope with a rising backlog of applications.

China jacks up registration fees for medical devices, drugs

(Reuters) — The China Food & Drug Administration steeply raised the fees required to register medical devices and drugs in the world's 2nd-biggest pharmaceutical market, as a lack of resources and expertise hinders its ability to process a rising number of applications.

Report: Medtronic looks longingly at China

May 27, 2015 by Fink Densford

Medtronic is reportedly looking to grow its presence in China with lower-cost devices, as well as search the Chinese domestic market for possible acquisitions.

Medtronic looks to expand Chinese presence

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is reportedly looking to actively expand its low-cost medical device presence in China, as well as searching the domestic medical-device market for possible acquisitions.

India to roll out adverse event medical device monitoring

May 21, 2015 by Fink Densford

India's health ministry says it's forming a program to monitor medical device adverse events in the next 3 months.

India to roll out adverse event medical device monitoring

India's health ministry said this week that it's forming a program in the next 3 months to monitor adverse events in medical devices across the country, PharmaBiz.com reported.

Guided Therapeutics eyes China with $775k share sale

April 27, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Guided Therapeutics raises $775,000 from Chinese investors to pursue distribution in the People's Republic for its LuViva cervical scanner.

Guided Therapeutics eyes China with $775k share sale

Boston Scientific buys stake in Chinese endoscopy maker Frankenman Medical

April 14, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Boston Scientific says it bought a stake in Frankenman Medical, a Chinese medical device maker, with which it plans to build an endoscopy business in China.

Boston Scientific buys stake in Chinese endoscopy maker Frankenman Medical

HemCon enters Chinese wound care market

April 10, 2015 by Mark Hollmer

HemCon Medical Technologies will start selling wound care products in China, thanks to a newly-obtained approval from the China Food & Drug Administration.

HemCon enters Chinese wound care market

HemCon Medical Technologies gained Chinese regulatory approval to start selling wound care products in the world's largest nation.

HeartWare wins Health Canada nod for BTT heart pump

April 9, 2015 by Mark Hollmer

Canadian regulators approved HeartWare International's ventricular assist device as a bridge to heart transplant for patients with end-stage heart failure.

HeartWare wins Health Canada nod for BTT heart pump