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Ian Haydock

Tokyo, Japan
Ian is head of pharma news content for the Asia-Pacific area and has been covering the region for more than 20 years as an editor for Scrip and more recently as managing editor of PharmAsia News. He has a long background in Asia, having grown up in Hong Kong, and a particular interest in regional regulatory harmonization and trade initiatives and the development of the Japanese pharma sector. Ian lives in Tokyo with his wife and two sons.
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More Surufatinib Cheer For Chi-Med As Second NET Trial Stopped Early

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Japan 2010s In Review: Specialize, Focus, Innovate

Corporate consolidation and specialization were major threads running through the 2010s in Japan. Reimbursement pricing issues continued to dominate the policy sphere while new forms of therapy benefited from positive regulatory reforms.

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Asia Deal Watch: BeiGene Gets Chinese Rights To Two EUSA Rare Disease Therapies

BeiGene licenses antibody therapeutics for Castleman’s disease and high-risk neuroblastoma.

Deals Business Strategies

Asia Deal Watch: BeiGene Leaps Into New Year By Licensing DKK1 Antibody Candidate

BeiGene’s license agreement with Leap Therapeutics covers Asia, except for Japan, along with Australia and New Zealand. Apollomics obtains rights in China and beyond to GlycoMimetics’ e-selectin antagonists.

Deals Business Strategies

Five Topics That Shaped Japan Pharma In 2019

Looking back on the top stories about Japan in Scrip and the Pink Sheet over 2019, it is hard to avoid the continued dominance of corporate transactions - in particular those involving Takeda.

Japan Business Strategies

Deal Watch: Pfizer Licenses Skin-Targeted JAK Inhibitor Portfolio From Theravance

Deal with Pfizer makes for Theravance’s third large pharma partnership since 2016. AbbVie off-loads Marinol to India’s Alkem, Bausch licenses candidate for rare form of dry eye disease from Novaliq.

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