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How to Access the Chinese Medical Device Market (Webinar)

BritCham / CBBC
Event type Webinar organised by CBBC and EU SME Centre
Date Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Time 16:00-17:00
Open for All welcome
Contacts holm.jiang@cbbc.org.cn
Venue Online
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address N/A
 
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China’s medical technology market is expected to become the second largest in the world in the next five to seven years. China represents numerous opportunities for European companies but understanding the practicalities of accessing the market is not simple. 
 
In this context, the EU SME Centre and the China-Britain Business Council will host a joint webinar to update you on the latest changes in China’s medical device regulations and a wider picture of Health China 2020. It will explain the changes in the product registration process, clinical trials for advanced medical devices and alternative solutions for class I and/or II devices to access the market. 
 
This webinar will also serve as a pre-departure briefing for companies that plan to attend this year’s China Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) in Shanghai in May, the largest exhibition of medical technology in the Asia-Pacific region. 
 
In this webinar, you will learn about: 
  • The current Chinese healthcare reform and hospital provision system; 
  • The regulatory structure of China’s medical devices market; 
  • The latest changes by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) in the product registration process, procedure of clinical trials, and potential impact on SMEs; 
  • Possible alternative solutions for class I and/or II devices to access the market; 
  • Opportunities and challenges for EU SMEs in R&D collaboration and the wearable devices market for a mega health initiative in China.
 
About the Speakers
 
Anna Zhao, Sector Lead, Healthcare & Life Sciences, CBBC
Anna has 20 years’ work experience in both the Chinese and UK healthcare systems. Before joining the China-Britain Business Council, she worked for the British Embassy in Beijing, leading the healthcare and life sciences sector, with a focus on medical technology China-wide to help UK businesses succeed in the challenging Chinese market. She worked with both well-established large corporates and SMEs new to the Chinese market. 
 
Before moving into business, Anna used to be an anaesthetist and spent 10 years in medical practice in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) Hospital, NHS Derriford Hospital in the UK and the China-Japan Friendship Hospital. During the SARS outbreak, Anna worked in ICU and the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s China office. She holds a MBA in International Hospital Management from Europe.
 
Chao Xu, PhD., Managing Director of Europe Branch, Osmunda Medical Device Service Group
Chao joined OSMUNDA in 2011 as a consultant for regulatory affairs in Europe CE-marking and China CFDA approval. In 2013, she was appointed as the Managing Director of the Europe branch responsible for international business and collaboration. 
 
Chao earned her master's and PhD degree in the Charité Berlin Medical University. During this period, she worked as a research scientist in the Max-Planck Institute, Leipzig and directed clinical trials in close collaboration with the Siemens Diagnostic Imaging Division. She also graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering. She speaks fluent English, German and Chinese.

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