China approves clinical trials at more than 150 new hospitals, clinics

Pushing to increase the ability of China’s medical institutions to conduct much-needed medical device and drug trials without sacrificing safety or quality, the National Medical Products Administration added more than 150 medical institutions to the list of those certified to host clinical trials. In addition, 86 hospitals already certified to host trials were permitted to add specialties. The addition of hospitals and clinics from around the country is designed to speed the research and development of drugs and medical devices. Clinical trial certifications are good for three years.