The EOS system can now be marketed in 51 countries.

The EOS system is in clinical use in several markets in the Asia Pacific region, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia and Vietnam. In addition, an EOS equipment is installed in a Shanghai hospital where it is being used for clinical studies, creating awareness for the EOS technology in China.

The CFDA approval will allow the company to develop commercial activity in this major market, which includes more than 1,200 top grade (3A and 3B) hospitals, within an established distribution partnership.

Experience with the EOS system will be shared with Chinese physicians by several French radiologists and orthopedic surgeons during the upcoming Jishuitan Orthopedics Forum in Beijing, April 22-24, 2016. The Forum is a biennial, multi-disciplinary event focused on orthopedics that attracts more than 3,000 attendees from over 1,200 hospitals.

This year, the Forum includes special sessions for Chinese-French exchange across multiple areas of orthopedic treatment, including spine, joint articulation, pediatrics and radiology.

Marie Meynadier, CEO of EOS imaging, said, "CFDA approval is an important milestone that opens a large and growing market opportunity for our Company. It is consistent with our strategy to expand adoption of the EOS system in 3 major regions – North America, Europe-Middle East and Asia-Pacific – to diversify our revenue growth and long-term potential.

"We are excited to begin commercial activities in China with our local partner, where there is already positive awareness and demand for the EOS system."