Hurwa's situation more or less mirrors the state of affairs of its domestic competitors. A slower-than-expected lab-to-market process is holding them back.
What's more, the device also made history by becoming the first assistive surgical system to undertake clinical trials in pelvis facture recovery, he added at the conference.
It represents the transition of the industry from a laggard trying to catch up with market incumbents to a world-class player with a knack for its own disruptive innovations.
The use of robots in spinal surgeries has increased dramatically in recent years, in keeping with the overall trend of rising adoption of surgical robots to empower doctors.
After landing the certification, Yuanhua's "Kunwu" can be used to assist in surgeries on knee and hip joints, making it the first indigenously designed 2-in-1 surgical robot able to help replace knee and hip joints.