The U.S. Trade and Development Agency sponsored a Chinese delegation from the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA). The primary goals and objectives of the training program were to provide NMPA officials with training on policies and procedures related to the review and approval of medical devices, with a focus on post-market. The training program also connected them with U.S. healthcare companies to build closer relationships with their Chinese counterparts and help them showcase U.S.-sourced medical devices and healthcare solutions.
The USTDA China Medical Devices Training Program started on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. It ended on Saturday November 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.
In San Francisco, CA, starting on Monday morning, the delegation started four days of training at UCSF. On Friday, November 15, the delegation had a full day of meetings with Abbott, the Johnson and Johnson Innovation Lab, and the Fresenius’ Dialysis Care Center facility. The weekend was spent in San Francisco, CA before catching a flight to Washington, DC on Sunday.
In Washington, DC, on Monday, November 18, the delegation participated in a one-day workshop with their counterparts from the U.S. at a local Washington, DC hotel, followed by a networking reception. On Tuesday, they started off the day with a visit to the U.S. Trade and Development Agency for a meet and greet with USTDA Acting Director, Thomas R. Hardy and other USTDA staff. The delegation then went up the street for a meeting with the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) and ended the day with a meeting atAdvaMed.
On Wednesday, the group hit the road to the Baltimore area for a tour of the Johns Hopkins University Hospital Command Center Tour. After lunch, the delegation made their way over toBD for a meeting and tour of their facilities in Maryland. There was a lot of excitement built up for the meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration where the delegates sat down with their counterparts for a full day of productive meetings, which was a highlight of the visit. Then on Friday, the delegation had their last full day of meetings with the American National Standards Institute. After the meeting, we wrapped up the visit. On Saturday morning, the delegation wastaken to Dulles airport for their flight home.
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