In China, number of stent implantation already reached as high as 840.000 cases per year in 2012, but Chinese medical device producers just could not produce any stent product due to the limitation of material and technics.
A team of scientists had actually kicked off the R&D of stent ever since 1999, only until early 2015 had the team developed prototype product. The product had got CFDA clearance by the nd of 2015 and it is available in the market since January 2016. This is the first stent ‘Made in China’, after more than 15 years of development.
Almost at the same time, CFDA approved a implants made from degradable metal, which was developed by the same team.