End-users-centered Medical Industry-University-Research Collaboration: Clearer Development Path for Neonatal Diagnostic and Treatment Equipment

  • 2018-11-09

During the “Inauguration Ceremony of Neonatal Medicine Branch of China Association for Medical Devices Industry (CAMDI) & the First China Neonatal Medical Development Summit” on October 29 and 30, participants discussed the current development of domestic medical devices in the neonatal sector. A consensus on innovative development was reached: we should insist on the concept of end-user-centered R&D and medical industry-university-research collaboration in technology transformation.

To this end, Mr. Zhao Yixin, president of CAMDI, suggested that the lifting of the second-child restriction created more demands on and brought new vitality to the medical market in China. Neonatology, in particular, has become the most dynamic and promising independent discipline.

Dr. Jiang Feng, the Standing Vice-Chairman of CAMDI made a speech on the summit. He considers neonatal healthcare as the caring of the origin of life. So, safe, effective and practical medical devices are required to support the diagnosis and treatment. The newly established Neonatal Medicine Branch will provide a connection platform for clinicians and innovation-oriented enterprises. Dr. Jiang sincerely hoped that this branch will play well its role as a bridge to facilitate the combination of government, industry, university, research and hospital, so as to effectively transform the innovative technology and render a sound development.

Status quo: diagnosis and treatment of newborns need improving
Due to the imperfect physiological functions, the newborns within 28 days after birth need some time to adapt to the new environment. Particularly the premature infants should be under a stricter monitoring in the neonatology department, which entails the assistance of various high-end treatment and diagnosis devices. Those devices are indispensable to perfect the physiological functions of the newborns.

Direction: conduct the product research and development while focusing on the end users
Target: combine medical science and engineering to promote technological transformation