Favorable policies for medical devices are frequent, and the prospects are bright
According to the "Twelfth Five-Year Plan for Medical Device Science and Technology Industry", it will focus on supporting 10~15 large-scale medical equipment enterprise groups, supporting 40~50 innovative high-tech enterprises, establishing 8~10 medical device science and technology industry bases and 10 national innovative medical device product demonstration application bases, improving the industrial chain, optimizing the industrial structure, increasing market share, and significantly enhancing the international competitiveness of the medical device industry. It is estimated that the output value of new medical devices brought about by scientific and technological progress and demonstration applications will be 200 billion yuan, and the proportion of exports to the total international market will increase to more than 5%.
In the face of the current situation that China's large-scale medical equipment market is monopolized by foreign capital, relevant leaders said that the medical equipment industry has become a development engine that drives national scientific and technological progress, leads multidisciplinary technological progress and drives economic growth. In the future, China will vigorously develop domestic medical equipment, reduce medical costs, and ensure that fiscal funds give priority to the procurement of domestic medical equipment through strict implementation of the government procurement law.
According to people familiar with the matter, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Finance and the Health and Family Planning Commission are jointly formulating a "special project for industrial revitalization and technological transformation", with the entire special support fund of 1.5 billion yuan. Among them, the development of high-performance medical diagnosis and treatment equipment in 2013 will focus on medical imaging equipment, in vitro diagnostic products, treatment equipment and other fields to achieve coordinated development of the upstream and downstream of the industrial chain.
Among the listed medical device companies, Shenzhen Mindray, China Resources Wandong, Yuyue Medical, Xinhua Medical, Jiangsu Yuyue, Sino Biologics, Kehua Biotechnology and other related enterprises have a good development momentum and deserve attention. At present, the state is implementing county-level hospital reform in various places, they urgently need domestic, cost-effective medical devices, and China's medical device industry is ushering in a new round of development opportunities.
Recent national favorable policies for medical devices: On June 26, 2013, the State Food and Drug Administration issued a notice deciding to delegate the responsibility of the bureau to the provincial food and drug regulatory authorities for the approval of changes to the registration certificates of some Class III medical devices, lowering the threshold for capital to enter the medical device industry and further simplifying the government's handling process.
The NMPA will soon introduce two new policies for medical device supervision, which will guide the registration of innovative medical device products and further simplify the re-registration requirements for medical devices. Industry insiders said that the introduction of relevant measures will help promote the merger and integration of the medical device industry and be more conducive to the development of innovative medical device enterprises.
(From China Pharmaceutical Network)