This post was also written by Crystal Xu.

China has been undergoing a significant regulatory crackdown on its life sciences industry over the past several months, primarily in the pharmaceutical and infant formula sectors. The focus of these enforcement actions may now have spread to the medical device sector. On August 15, 2013, the local Beijing office of the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that it had begun a three month investigation into the use of medical consumables and medical equipment in Beijing. This appears to be the first recent enforcement action to specifically target the medical device industry.

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