Exhibitors and buyers in medical equipment and health care meet at matchmaking session ahead of CIIE

The session serves to help exhibitors and buyers raise their understanding and boost communications with each other to ensure a successful import expo in November.

Exhibitors and buyers of medical equipment and health care products met at a matchmaking session today to help them communicate and connect ahead of the first China International Import Expo in November.

The session brought together 26 exhibitors and 92 buyers from the medical equipment and health care industry. 

The China International Import Bureau invited buyers including Grade III Level A hospitals throughout the country, private medical institutions, well-known pharmaceutical retail chains and large pharmaceutical product distributors from provinces and cities to meet exhibitors from leading drug manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson, Roche Holding AG, Bayer, Merck Group, Philips, Novartis, Sanofi, Medtronic, Siemens Healthineers, and GE Healthcare who were at the meeting. 

The session served to help exhibitors and buyers increase their understanding and strengthen communications with each other to ensure a successful expo, a bureau spokesman said.

"We see the import expo as an opportunity to show our new ideas of health care for children, " said Johnson Chong, senior vice president and co-founder of Time Medical, adding that the firm will debut a new product in Asia at the expo.

Japan's Fujifilm said it will use the import expo to further cooperate and innovate with local Chinese companies. 

The session also invited the Food and Drug Administration, the Health and Family Planning Commission and Customs to make presentations on policies regulating the health care and pharmaceutical industries as well as offering consulting services.

On Wednesday, six companies including Artemed Group, Fujifilm, Draeger, Shinjuku Funamachi and Siemens Healthineers signed up for the second Import Expo to be held next year.

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