In March 1997, Headway successfully developed the first Helicobacter pylori detector ,thereby realizing the clinical application of 14C-Urea Breath Test, a simple, cost-effective and reliable testing method for the diagnosis of the Helicobacter pylori infection.
In 1997, Headway adopted a microdose of 0.75 μCi 14C-Urea which is shown to be the minimum dose applied in 14C-Urea Breath Test industry.
In May 2002,the production of 14C-Urea capsule passed the survey by Ministry of Environmental Protection of P.R. China and was granted the exemption from regulation for the usage of the radioactive material.
In December 2003, Headway was certified to the "ISO9001:2000 Quality Management Systems" Standard.
In January 2004, Headway was authorized the GMP certificate by State Food and Drug Administration of P.R. China.
In June 2005, 14C-Urea Breath Test Kit was jointly identified as a National Key and New Product by Ministry of Science and Technology of P.R. China, Ministry of Commerce of P.R. China, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of P.R. China and Ministry of the Environmental Protection of P.R. China.
In December 2008,Headway was entitled as National High –Tech Enterprise.
Headway is a firm with a history of intellectual innovation in the breath testing field and our excellence is recognized by the granting of two invention patents, nine utility model patents and two design patents in this field.