Medical Device Testing Fees Being Eliminated in China

Local Chinese testing of medical devices is a key step in the approval process in China. The CFDA has charged thousands of dollars for mandatory in country testing of devices. Recently, the Chinese Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has eliminated testing fees for medical devices at several testing centers, effective since April 1, 2017. The good news is foreign device companies can save significant amounts of money with the waiving of these testing fees. The bad news is with less cash going to the testing centers, there have been more delays and testing times have been elongated.