Medical devices are exported to private enterprises 5 times that of state-owned enterprises.


At the 6th China Medical Device Industry Development Forum that ended recently, Cai Tianzhi, secretary general of China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medical and Health Products, pointed out in his report that China's total medical device exports reached 9.294 billion yuan, of which state-owned enterprises exported 726 million yuan and private enterprises exported 3.801 billion yuan in the first half of 2014. The export volume of private medical devices is five times that of state-owned enterprises. Bai Yu, president of the Medical Devices Branch of China Medical Materials Association and chairman of Beijing Rehabilitation Home Medical Devices Chain Operation Co. Ltd. told reporters that the reasons for the low export volume and lagging development of state-owned enterprises are the old age, backward technology and brain drain.

It is reported that the export of state-owned enterprises accounts for 7.8% of the total, that of private enterprises accounts for 40.9%, and that of foreign-funded enterprises accounts for 4.746 billion yuan, accounting for 51.3%. Bai Yu believes that the state-owned medical device enterprises have been backward in technology for more than 20 years, which relies on previous orders from overseas governments in terms of export, and they are not enthusiastic in opening up markets. Due to institutional problems, a large number of outstanding talents are lost. When connecting with overseas markets, there is a shortage of high-end international talents from market to R&D. These are the reasons why the export of state-owned medical devices is inferior to that of private enterprises.

The top five regions of private medical device export are the United States, Germany, Russia, Hong Kong and Britain. Talking about the reasons for the rapid export of private medical device enterprises, "China's private enterprises have certain advantages in producing medical devices for export, and the cost of products and human resources is low. Domestic private medical device enterprises have smooth communication with foreign countries by participating in international exhibitions in China, North America and the Middle East." Bai Yu analyzed. In addition, Xiamen New Sound Technology Co.,Ltd. is a private enterprise, and its main business is research and development, production and sales of high-tech hearing aids. Yu Shihu, the general manager of the company, said, "In 2013, the overseas sales of the company's hearing aids was 40 million yuan. The reason is that the digital industry is a new industry, and it doesn't need traditional enterprises with many years of brand culture to do it. As long as the technology is in place, it will stand out. The technical cost of the company's products is comparable to that of foreign countries, and the price is lower than that of similar foreign products, which is why products can be accepted in European and American countries. "

China's state-owned medical device enterprises have serious homogenization competition, lack of high-end talents and compound talents, low overall technical level, lagging development and slow product update. Faced with the development status of domestic medical devices, China has launched a series of encouraging policies to promote the purchase of domestic medical devices by level three hospitals. "This is a good opportunity, and 5-10 years will be the golden period for the development of domestic medical devices". Bai Yu added, "At present, the ratio of foreign medical devices and domestic sales of rehabilitation home chains has increased from 7: 3 to 6: 4, and the ratio of foreign and domestic sales will be basically the same within three years."
Cai Tianzhi believes that 5-10 years is a period of rapid development of China's medical device industry, and the manufacturing and processing industry is the foundation for the development of China's medical device industry. After accumulation, a complete product system has been established, and it has established a pivotal position in the low-end products field. Medical device products from developing countries will still be the main source of imports from developed countries. No matter whether it is state-owned or private, there is a huge market space for the export of medical devices in China.