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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China's main pharma hub of Shanghai reported sector output has plunged by more than half due in large part to the prolonged lockdown, while 58% of surveyed foreign companies in China across all industries project declining revenue.
Junshi’s oral antiviral shows signs of effectiveness in treating patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms but more data are needed, caution researchers.
2021 saw a record number of novel drug launches and the size of the pipeline topped 20,000 candidates for the first time, new analysis shows, while China came of age as a pharma player.
Important changes are coming to China's Drug Administration Law as the government aims to address through several revisions a number of key issues since the law’s original enactment in 2019.
The WHO calls the "COVID Zero" containment policy that Beijing is doubling down on "unsustainable," while a new study has shed light on the potential cost of moving away from cutting transmissions to mitigating disease.
It started with the risk of delisting from US stock markets over auditing requirements, but there are other underlying risks for Chinese bioventures that ultimately only some form of bilateral governmental agreement may need to address, but this may be increasingly hard to reach.