Brian is in charge of overall China coverage within the APAC pharma news team. A veteran journalist, he has written extensively on R&D, regulatory, market access and business issues. Brian has led a team of writers providing industry-leading coverage in the second-largest health care market.
Latest From Brian Yang
Falling At The Start Line: Chinese Firms Face Multiple Commercial Challenges Beyond Price, Coverage
Sales of a global first-in-class dermatology drug that gained its first approval in China are falling well behind those of its overseas counterpart. In this case study, Scrip takes a deep dive into the multiple underlying factors determining success in the world's second-largest pharma market beyond pricing and reimbursement coverage, including complex hospital entry, dual channels and competition considerations.
China Micron Ban Not Cause For Further Health Sector Worry?
China has taken a new counterstrike against the US in the chips sector, but the risk of potential wider impact on the biopharma sector appears to be limited given other tighter regulations already in place.
'Being Innovative Not Enough': Multinationals Want Driver‘s Seat In Changing China
Multinational pharma firms are exploring their next growth trajectories in China, where some including AstraZeneca and Roche are deepening their commitment by becoming further integrated into local innovation ecosystems and pursuing deals, while others such as Pfizer are focusing on tackling reimbursement challenges.
Chinese Language Podcast: 重磅交易, 亚太药企如何度过资本寒冬, 减肥药风口
The latest China biopharma trends, including recent multimillion dollar deals by biotech firms, companies preparing for the worst as the 'capital winter' lingers, and GLP-1 agents for obesity are discussed by Brian Yang in Beijing and Dexter Yan in Shanghai in this latest Chinese-language podcast.
Companies Still Embracing Growing China But Latest Crackdown Chills Sentiment
Multinational pharma companies are becoming increasingly uneasy over China's recent crackdown on overseas and domestic consulting and due diligence firms, but local governments are still actively courting foreign investors.
Companies Vigilant As China Expands Wide-Ranging Anti-Espionage Legislation
The recent arrest of a local Japanese employee of Astellas triggered alarms for pharma firms operating in China, while a newly-expanded and wide-ranging anti-espionage law means that sponsors must pay careful attention to overseas data transfers, especially related to clinical trials, business intelligence and due diligence, as well as other activities.