It is urgent to strengthen the independent innovation of medical apparatus and equipment in China

Xinhua Beijing, June (reporter Li Jiangtao) 18 experts predict that in the next few years, China will surpass Japan to become the world's second largest medical equipment market. China's medical equipment industry rapid development at the same time, another phenomenon is to make people worry: high-end medical equipment in more than 80% foreign multinationals, imported medical instruments in large hospitals in China more than 70% market share, foreign capital and joint venture enterprises to become China's medical device market is the main force of imported products in China has formed a sales market monopoly.
The monopoly of imported products leads to the high price of medical device and equipment, resulting in a huge social and economic burden, exacerbating the contradiction between "seeing a doctor expensive" and causing a great deal of capital outflow. In this regard, many experts and medical equipment business representatives on the 18 day from the 93 Central Institute sponsored the "China Medical equipment innovation development seminar" on appeal, the government should strengthen the support and support, formulate relevant policies to encourage the influx of related industries, strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights, accelerate the pace of innovation of medical equipment in china.
Academician of the Academy of engineering, Chinese Department of orthopedics of Peking Union Medical College Hospital director Qiu Guixing said that the data show that in 2008, China's medical equipment market size of 90 billion yuan, accounting for 4% of the total global market to 5%; in 2010, reached 120 billion yuan, a growth rate of up to 23%. From 2005 to 2009, the average annual growth rate of sales revenue was 27.7%. Some experts predict that in the next five years, sales of medical equipment in China will double. Over the next few years, China will overtake Japan as the second largest market for medical devices in the world. This shows that China's medical equipment development has great potential.
Qiu Guixing pointed out, can not be ignored is that the high-end medical equipment in China is more than 80% foreign multinational enterprises monopoly; foreign medical equipment share of more than 70% in large hospitals in China; sales revenue ranked the top 10 enterprises, foreign investment, joint venture enterprises have 7. The top 50 enterprises, foreign investment, joint venture sales revenue and total profit of more than 50%, foreign and joint enterprises become the main force in the domestic medical equipment market, imported products have formed a sales market monopoly in Chinese.
In many large hospitals, patients need to do Department of orthopedics fixed surgery, Department of orthopedics doctors think of and apply the familiar brands are imported products. There was once a medical expert said with emotion in a forum: "do a routine operation in the Department of orthopedics in our hospital Chinese large size equipment, foreign goods, local medical products only for infusion tube, syringe and disposable supplies, this is somewhat sad!"
Deputy director and director of the Peking University Health Science Center people's Hospital of Jiang Baoguo traumatology in China Department of orthopedics instruments present situation as the example, the current clinical application of Foreign Medical Department of orthopedics mostly designed according to Europe and America, clinical application, anatomy and the bones do not match, increase the difficulty of surgery, prolonged operation time, increase the risk of a doctor and patients. However, due to the lack of high-quality Department of orthopedics equipment at home, we can only passively choose the equipment that can not be completely suitable to the patient, and to some extent, it will affect the effect of clinical treatment.
In addition to the monopoly of the market, the monopoly of imported products in academic concepts can not be ignored. Academician Qiu Guixing said, such as the global giant Cindy's Department of orthopedics, Department of orthopedics trauma and international academic circles the most influential of internal fixation combination, the implementation of strategic cooperative medical products and the academic theory, the establishment of clinical training center in the global field of Department of orthopedics, popularization of internal fixation of the trauma concept around the hospital direct access to the most advanced medical findings and medical products, and ultimately achieve a win-win results. Now the Department of orthopedics academic community, as long as it involves trauma, will use the Institute of internal fixation trauma philosophy, it will naturally apply according to its concept design, research and development of Cindy Si's products.
Four factors restrict independent innovation
It is understood that the current application of domestic medical equipment, mostly repeated imitation varieties, more than 80% to 90% of medical equipment and other medical equipment are imitation. Faced with such awkward situation, facing the monopoly of imported products, experts can not help asking: "we can build satellites, why can not produce joints and screws?""
In view of the development of medical equipment in China, some problems have restricted the development of independent innovation. Qiu Guixing academicians and other experts pointed out that, first, late start, poor foundation, lack of technical personnel. Late start, resulting in technical precipitation and accumulation is not enough. In addition, the independent innovation of equipment and equipment has high technical requirements for talents, and it needs to be proficient in materials science, engineering design and clinical medicine. At present, there is no medical equipment design specialty in our country, and developed countries such as Germany have this specialty.
Two enterprises are small, scattered and disorderly, disorderly competition is fierce. There are more than 1000 medical and surgical equipment enterprises throughout the country, many of them are small workshops or township enterprises and family enterprises. Enterprises are not large or even large-scale, but there is fierce competition between them.
Three is enterprise eager for quick success and instant benefit. Some business owners are shortsighted in their pursuit of high profit margins and quick returns. They like to do "one hammer" trading". Because of the high profits of medical equipment, some small enterprises can not enter big hospitals, but they can make money in small hospitals, so that small business owners are easy to meet themselves and no longer pay
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