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Brian Yang

Beijing-based Brian Yang is a senior writer in charge of overall China coverage within the APAC Pharma news team. A veteran journalist, he has written extensively on pharmaceutical R&D, regulatory affairs and market access for PharmAsia News. Brian’s intimate industry knowledge and in-depth analysis has won wide praise and helped secure exclusive interviews with top biopharma executives.
He has led a team of writers to provide industry-leading coverage on key issues such as multi-regional clinical trials, priority reviews and go-to-market strategies in a highly-dynamic and fast-changing market, with the on-the-ground coverage consistently ranked among the top-read in PharmAsia News.

Prior to joining Informa, Brian worked as a foreign affairs correspondent for two TV networks and web editor for an international radio station. Trilingual in Mandarin Chinese, English and Japanese, he obtained his BA degree from China and an MA degree from Japan.

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Tough Going Forces Chinese Biotechs To Form Domestic Alliances

Deals among domestic Chinese biotechs are growing fast, reflecting a need to huddle up amid tightening scrutiny over biotech deal-making and an unusually competitive immuno-oncology market.

Deals Research and Development Strategies

Deal Watch: Roivant Spins Out Arvelle, Licenses Epilepsy Candidate From SK Biopharma

Already having launched several portfolio companies, Roivant goes a step further by spinning out CNS specialist Arvelle from Axovant. BI and IBM will incorporate blockchain technology in clinical trials, while AbbVie licenses multiple myeloma candidate from TeneoBio.

Business Strategies Commercial

AZ China Growth Pops Again But Clouds Loom

Lying underneath AstraZeneca’s stellar quarter were the growth engines of emerging markets and China, where novel drugs, especially in oncology, delivered. But mounting pricing pressures and a massive new centralized bidding process are clouds on the horizon.

Commercial Business Strategies

Orphan Drug Makers Get Selected Tax Breaks As China Turns To Access

Following anticancer drugs, rare disease treatments become the latest products in China’s to get value added tax reductions. Orphan drug makers can breath easier, but much more is needed, industry insiders say.

China Rare Diseases

Asia Executives On The Move: EdiGene, Teijin, Astellas

New round of funding allows EdiGene to hire a clinical development executive from Parexel, Teijin Pharma appoints a president, while Astellas has a new president of pharmaceutical technology.

Appointments Asia Pacific

Access Pains After Approval In China? Consider The 'Three Ps'

Still a largely self-pay market, China is in the middle of a new drug approvals rush with 48 clearances in 2018 and more pending, forcing manufacturers to innovate their access models. Among several emerging strategies, a "Three P" combination of pricing, private insurance and patient assistance seems to be winning the day.

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