Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, March 2 (Xinhua) -- "I made a right decision" -- Canadian "returnee" Zhang Ji praises domestic investment environment
Xinhua reporter Ding Yi
On the eve of the two sessions of the National People's Congress, Zhang Ji, a medical doctor who returned to China from Canada, praised the domestic investment environment to reporters, saying it was the "right decision" to return to China. "The transformation of advanced medical technology into productivity is time-sensitive, and by returning to China, my business plan was soon realized!" Talking about the decision to return to China, he exclaimed to the reporter, "I made the decision in just 3 minutes!"
Ltd. has been engaged in cardiac surgery research for many years and holds more than 10 world patents in the field of cardiac surgery, among which the "heart valve implantation system with movable positioning device" technology is the most characteristic.
This minimally invasive surgical technique is the only heart valve system in the world that has intelligent three-dimensional positioning. With this technology, a 4-hour open-heart surgery now takes only a few minutes at the earliest; the hospitalization time which previously took about a week can now go home the next day; the maximum age of the clinical trial subjects is 87 years old; the heart function of more than 98% of the patients has been significantly improved, breaking the monopoly of the minimally invasive heart valve replacement equipment by foreign products, and providing a new model for China's independent innovation of medical devices.
In 2009, Zhang Ji returned to China with this technology and made a 30-minute demonstration, and domestic entrepreneurs made a decision to invest $10 million after 3 hours. The local government strongly supported and the relevant departments gave the green light all the way to ...... all these, which finally achieved the efficient "3 minutes".
The country's strong support for scientific and technological innovation, continuous improvement of the entrepreneurial environment, and strong support for investment institutions have enabled Jebsen Medical to achieve in just a few years what similar foreign companies need more than a decade or even decades to achieve, from obscurity to standing shoulder to shoulder with the top international medical device companies.
Of course, returning to China does not mean a smooth transition, and opportunities and risks always go hand in hand. In Europe and the United States, the profession of doctor belongs to the middle and high income class and is highly respected and recognized by the society, but after joining the domestic medical device industry, it is difficult for Zhang Ji to renew his foreign medical license on time, which means he lost the "iron rice bowl" that makes the whole family live and work without worries. His monthly salary at home is only equivalent to the money earned in 5 days as a doctor abroad.
Some friends said he was "too stupid" and "simply incomprehensible". They think that Zhang Ji obviously has a good job, high income, and can also have time for his family. "Is it worthwhile to go back to China to start a business? But Zhang Ji doesn't think so. He is optimistic about the market value of putting his new technology into mass production and clinical trials, the social significance, and the general environment in China that encourages innovation and investment. "This gives people like me who dare to innovate room to grow and is a great opportunity to realize their vision." More importantly, he believes, the technology is world-leading and "made in China," the first time a Chinese-made high-tech medical device has been used in a developed Western country, giving the country a "face lift. In addition, this will revolutionize the medical treatment of cardiac surgery worldwide, which is an unprecedented undertaking.
"Looking back, I made the right decision!" Zhang Ji spoke in a firm tone.