UDI Pilot Implementation in China


On 3 July 2019, the General Office of the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) and the General Office of the National Health Commission (NHC) announced the initiation of the pilot implementation of a Unique Device Identifier (UDI) System in China.


The announcement includes a work plan for UDI implementation in China. The plan outlines the main objectives and focus of the UDI pilot, encourages stakeholders to participate and specifies a 5-stage timeline.


GPQI has compiled a policy brief on the announcement. The topic is also part of the Sino-German regulatory dialogue on medical device safety between BMWi and the National Medical Product Administration (NMPA), supported by GPQI China.


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