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Clinical Diagnostics in China: Market Sector Analyses and Participant Directory

There has not been a year in the last decade in which the IVD market in China has failed to grow. With a gross domestic product of over $1.4 trillion, China surpassed Italy last year to become the world’s sixth largest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund. This country of 1.3 billion people is now America’s sixth largest export market, and China’s economy, which has been growing at an average rate of 8% over the last 20 years, grew over 9% last year.

Combined with this impressive overall growth, a number of recent events and trends in the Chinese healthcare environment are making China an increasingly attractive market opportunity for in vitro diagnostics companies. China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has made doing business in China much easier for diagnostic companies by reducing tariffs and opening the door for foreign firms to control their own distribution. The increasing numbers of private laboratories and expanded reference laboratories are expanding the market for tests of all kinds.

Although there are a number of challenges for diagnostic manufacturers to understand and overcome, the market for clinical diagnostics in China (both reagents and instruments) remains one of the most promising emerging markets in the world.

The report covers seven market segments:

  • Coagulation
  • Critical Care Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Immunochemistry
  • Molecular Testing
  • Routine Chemistry
  • Urine Chemistry

For each segment, the report provides key market data such as market size, number of labs and their workload, level of automation, and market share for both instrument and reagent competitors, foreign and domestic.

Perhaps the most valuable part of the report, however, is the extensive listing of market participants. The report profiles:

  • 24 international manufacturers active in China, their local contacts and distributors, and discussing their position in the Chinese IVD market
  • 88 domestic manufacturers, their contact information, specialties, and products
  • 57 local distributors, their contact information and companies represented (and a distributors cross-reference allows the reader to easily look up who is distributing for whom)

This report, produced jointly with the firm McEvoy & Farmer, is the product of years of on-the-ground research in China. Although the focus is on what is happening now, the report provides historical background from McEvoy & Farmer’s 10+ years of studying IVD markets in Asia and particularly China.


  • Executive Summary
    • Table The Chinese Market for Clinical Diagnostics by Testing Area (Coagulation, Critical Care Chemistry, Hematology, Immunochemistry, Molecular Testing, Routine Chemistry, Urine Chemistry)
  • The Economic Climate and Healthcare System in China
    • IMPACT OF WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) MEMBERSHIP
    • PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES
    • HEALTHCARE SECTOR
      • Table Number of Hospitals in China by Ministry of Health Ranking (Classes IA, IB & IC, IIA, IIB & IIC, IIIA, and IIIC)
    • PRIVATIZATION
    • LABORATORIES
      • Private Laboratories
      • Reference Laboratories
    • MEDICAL INSURANCE
    • COMMERCIALIZATION ISSUES
      • Reimbursement
      • Product Registration
      • Reagent Rental
      • Second-Hand Instruments
  • Market Sector Analyses
    • ROUTINE CHEMISTRY
      • Table Estimated Number of Chinese Laboratories Using Routine Chemistry Analyzers by Analyzer Type (Automated, Semi-Automated, Manual) 2000-2004
      • Table Workload and Level of Automation of Chinese Laboratories (Specimens per Day, Tests per Specimen, Tests per Year) by Lab Type (Large Automated, Other Automated, Semi-Automated, and Manual)
    • CRITICAL CARE CHEMISTRY
      • Table Installed Base of Blood Gas Analyzers and Combination (Blood Gas and Electrolyte) Systems in China 2000-2004
    • HEMATOLOGY
      • Table Estimated Number of Chinese Laboratories Using Hematology Analyzers by Analyzer Type (Automated, Semi-Automated, Manual) 2000-2004
      • Table Workload and Level of Automation of Chinese Laboratories (Specimens per Day, Tests per Specimen, Tests per Year) by Lab Type (Large Automated, Other Automated, Semi-Automated, and Manual)
    • URINALYSIS
    • COAGULATION
    • IMMUNOCHEMISTRY
    • MOLECULAR TESTING
  • International Manufacturer Profiles
    • ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    • ARKRAY
    • BAYER
    • BECKMAN COULTER
    • BECTON DICKINSON (BD)
    • BIO-RAD LABORATORIES
    • BIOMERIEUX
    • BIOSYSTEMS
    • DADE BEHRING
    • DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCTS CORPORATION (DPC)
    • ERMA
    • EUROIMMUN
    • HITACHI HIGH TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    • HOSPITEX DIAGNOSTICS
    • INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORY
    • JOKOH
    • ORTHO CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS/JOHNSON &JOHNSON
    • PERKIN ELMER
    • ROCHE
    • SEAC
    • STAGO
    • SYSMEX
    • THERMO
    • YD (YEONGDONG)DIAGNOSTICS
  • Domestic Manufacturer Profiles
    • 3V BIOENGINEEERING
    • ACON BIOTECH
    • AMPLLY
    • ANTAI DIAGNOSTICS
    • AUDICOM MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS
    • AVE SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIAL
    • B&EBIOTECHNOLOGY
    • BIOBASE
    • BIOCARE
    • BIOCELL INSTITUTE
    • BIOCREATE
    • BIOER TECHNOLOGY
    • BIO-HEMA
    • BIOTECH YUANHENGLI
    • BLUE CROSS BIOTECH
    • CAIHONG
    • CHEMCLIN BIO-TECH
    • CHEMTRON BIOTECH
    • CORNLEY HI-TECH
    • DA AN GENE COMPANY
    • DIRUI INDUSTRIAL
    • DONGU BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
    • DRAGON MEDICAL
    • FEILONG MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC ARTICLES
    • FENGHUA BIOENGINEERING
    • FOSUN DIAGNOSTICS /LONG MARCH
    • GLOBAL BIOTECH COMPANY
    • GTMSTEEL SCIENCE INSTRUMENT
    • HAI TAI BIOLOGICAL
    • HEALTHDIGIT
    • HEPO MEDICAL-TECH
    • HOPE MACHINERY AND ELECTRIC
    • HUA SIN SCIENCE
    • HUAYANG ANALYSE INSTRUMENT
    • IND (AI DE DIAGNOSTICS)
    • INNOVA
    • INTEC PRODUCTS
    • KEHUA BIOTECH
    • KOMEIK MEDICAL DEVICES
    • LABNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES
    • LENGGUANG TECHNOLOGY
    • LONGX
    • MAKER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
    • MAYSUN INTERNATIONAL
    • MAXCOM ELECTRONIC
    • MERIT CHOICE BIOENGINEERING
    • MIND BIOENGINEERING
    • MINDRAY MEDICAL ELECTRONICS
    • NEUSOFT DIGITAL MEDICAL SYSTEMS
    • NEW MOON
    • NEWSCEN COAST BIO-PHARMACEUTICAL
    • NOAH MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
    • PAIYA MEDICAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
    • PG BIOTECH
    • PRECIL INSTRUMENT
    • PROLONG NEW TECHNOLOGY
    • RAYTO ELECTRONICS
    • RONGSHENG BIOTECH
    • RUIMAI
    • RUNBIO BIOTECH
    • SABC
    • SANCO INSTRUMENT
    • SCIARRAY BIOTECH
    • SHARE SUN
    • SHENSUO MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS
    • SHENYOU BIOTECH
    • SHENERGY-DIASYS DIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGY
    • SHENSUO MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC ARTICLES
    • SHINING SUN TECHNOLOGY
    • SHOUYI CLINICAL MEDICINE
    • SINNOWA MEDICAL SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY
    • SUCCESS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
    • SUNOSTIK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
    • SYM-BIO LIFESCIENCE
    • TECOM SCIENCE
    • TECHCOMP
    • URITEST MEDICAL ELECTRONIC
    • WANTAI BIOLOGICAL
    • WEARMAX /WORLDEAST
    • W.H.P.M. BIORESEARCH &TECHNOLOGY
    • WONDFO BIOTECH
    • XILAIHENG MEDICAL ELECTRONIC
    • XINYUEHUA TECHNOLOGY
    • XUNDA MEDICAL INSTRUMENT
    • YASEN INDUSTRIAL
    • YILIKANG BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY
    • YILIKANG BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY
    • ZHONGSHAN BIO-TECH
  • Distributor Profiles
    • ADVANCED CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
    • AIDIFA MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
    • AUSBIO LABORATORIES
    • BIO-ASIA DIAGNOSTICS
    • BIOCHEM
    • BIO-EKON BIOTECHNOLOGY
    • BIOMED
    • BIOSON
    • BIO-STAR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
    • BOULSON MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
    • BRIGHT SUN
    • BST
    • CHINDEX
    • CHINMAX MEDICAL SYSTEMS
    • DIAMOND BIOTECHNOLOGY
    • DKSH MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • DONG HU INSTRUMENT
    • FU LI TAI (FTL) MEDITEC
    • GENE COMPANY
    • GIANTECH INDUSTRIAL &TRADING
    • GOLDEN EMPEROR YIXIONG SCIENCE
    • GOLDEN-GRAND MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS
    • HAOMAI
    • HOLD TOP TRADE
    • HONGTEX BIO-TECH
    • HUA SHAN ENTERPRISES
    • JEI DANIEL (JD) BIOTECH
    • JIEN-CHENG MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
    • JOINSCIENCE
    • JUNE-SHINE
    • KANDA SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS
    • LABO BIOTECH
    • LANGE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
    • LANGKA
    • LINKYEARS INTERNATIONAL
    • NEWTIME TRADING
    • ONCOPROBE BIOTECH
    • PACIFIC-CALTECH SCIENCE
    • RAINBOW
    • RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY
    • ROYAL WEALTH INVESTMENTS
    • RUNY SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY
    • SCIENCE INTL /SCIENCE LABORATORIES
    • SNIBE (SHENZHEN NEW INDUSTRIES BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING)
    • STAC MEDICAL SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY
    • STRONG
    • SUNNY
    • SUNS-REAL
    • TRUTH
    • UNITED SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL
    • VASTEC
    • WASSON MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
    • WEAL TRADE &DEVELOPMENT
    • YODER LABORATORY CHINA
    • YONGAN
    • YUNDA BIOCHEMICALS
    • ZHICHENG BIOTECH
  • Distributor Cross-Reference
    • Table Distributor Cross-Reference

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