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TCT Medical Offers A New Model For Device Distribution In China

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

China has become especially enticing as an unpenetrated, gigantic health care market, especially since the government in 2009 signed into effect a health care reform bill promising $125 billion over a three-year period to modernize the infrastructure of health care and provide insurance coverage to hundreds of millions of people. Medical device companies look to China as an enormous and rapidly growing market for medical disposables and equipment. However, the complex nature of the distribution infrastructure in China will make it difficult for companies to get a foothold. Headquartered in Beijing, TCT Medical Inc., which recently received $10 million in venture funding from Fidelity Asia Ventures and Fidelity Biosciences, its sister firm in the US, offers a potential solution for companies focused on women's health, and a model for the future.

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