High-end medical devices realize “Created in China” -- “Zhongshan-United Imaging” strategic cooperation model has become the important cornerstone for domestic equipment to catch up or even surpass imported equipment
The development from clinical issues to real products benefits from the continuously improving innovation incentive system of Zhongshan Hospital. Integrating the power of “industry, university and research cooperation” through hospitals, developing and making Chinese high-end medical equipment and consumables to benefit the patients is the goal of Fan Jia, the director of Zhongshan Hospital and an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
In July 2017, “Zhongshan-United Imaging clinical application demonstration base” and “Zhongshan-United Imaging precision medical image research center” was unveiled, indicating a further development of the “industry-university-research-physician” platform. The “Zhongshan-United Imaging” cooperation has been established three years ago, Zhongshan Hospital introduces domestic CT, CR, PET-CT and other image equipment represented by the products of United Imaging. The Hospital set up a special medical expert panel to feedback the clinical application comments to the enterprise to help the enterprise to continue scientific research and ensure that the domestic medical equipment can provide medical diagnostic services as good as imported equipment.
At present, the domestication of high-end imaging medical equipment is over 30%, recently, the “time & space” super-definition TOF PET/MR settled in Zhongshan Hospital, it was the first completely independent intellectual property PET/MR all-in-one machine in China, breaking the field monopoly of high-grade, precision and advanced, and large medical equipment by foreign brands.
“Zhongshan-United Imaging” strategic cooperation model has become a cornerstone for domestic equipment to catch up or even surpass imported equipment and is praised as the “Zhongshan mode” by National Health and Family Planning Commission and advocated to generalize countrywide. “We are still behind the foreign top hospitals, I hope we can take the lead to innovate the industry-university-research collaboration mechanism and advance a number of useful and quality medical devices and consumables for Chinese.” said Gu Jianying, vice president of Zhongshan Hospital, the scientific innovation target of Zhongshan Hospital is clear--break international monopoly, realizing “Created in China”. They thick it is something a top grade III class A hospital must lead.