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Journey East: How Chinese Returnees Build Global-Bound Biopharmas

As Chinese returnees transform their startups to fully-fledged biopharma operations with a full product lineup and the global market in sight, the journey has been filled with challenges. Based on interviews and on-the-ground reporting, this new series takes a closer look at several companies' experiences.

China Commercial

Asia Deal Watch: China Grand, ETheRNA Create mRNA Vaccine JV

Plus deals involving LegoChem/Pyxix, Biohaven/Sosei Heptares, Kyowa Kirin/Helsinn, Dr. Reddy’s/Glenmark, Eisai/Wren, KoBioLabs/Kolmar Korea, Y-Biologics/Pierre Fabre, Generex/Chinese consortium.

Deals Business Strategies

China Preps For First COVID Vaccine Roll-Outs

Regulatory pressure to fully approve the first COVID-19 vaccine in China is mounting as top officials tour an inspection agency and two leading manufacturers. 

China Coronavirus COVID-19

Bukwang Speeds Lead Asset As It Eyes Danish Operation's Listing

Helped by a hefty financing earlier this year, Bukwang subsidiary Contera Pharma is poised to speed ongoing multinational Phase II trials with its lead asset for Parkinson’s-associated dyskinesia by hiring CNS experts as new top executives, as the Korean firm looks to take it public in ground-breaking move.

South Korea Neurology

Wockhardt Preps To Deliver 100M Doses Of AZ Vaccine

As the MHRA prepares to grant approval to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, Wockhardt is set to supply 100 million doses for the UK government’s own use and its WHO commitments. The company is also in talks with global vaccine developers to manufacture their COVID-19 vaccines for emerging economies

Commercial Coronavirus COVID-19

Precious Cargo: DHL Gears To Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines

A senior executive shares insights around how the global logistics provider is preparing to deliver the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines across the world. While the company has prior experience with the "deep frozen" temperatures needed for some candidates, there will still be specific challenges and complexities involved. 

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Europe

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Wockhardt Preps To Deliver 100M Doses Of AZ Vaccine

As the MHRA prepares to grant approval to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, Wockhardt is set to supply 100 million doses for the UK government’s own use and its WHO commitments. The company is also in talks with global vaccine developers to manufacture their COVID-19 vaccines for emerging economies

Commercial Coronavirus COVID-19

Moderna’s New European Team Readies For COVID-19 Vaccine D-Day

After a stunning first efficacy readout for its mRNA-based vaccine, the biotech company's leaders in Europe talk about their rapid commercial and manufacturing scale-up.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Companies

Experts Skeptical As Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Outshines Pfizer Results

Russian claims of superior efficacy two days after Pfizer’s good news look politically motivated

Clinical Trials Coronavirus COVID-19

Sobi's Doptelet Launch In EU To Drive Transformation

Sobi is launching the thrombocytopenia drug Doptelet in Europe after acquiring the originator, Dova Pharmaceuticals, and expects to capture significant market share from older products while adding to its business in rare diseases, hematology, and immunology.

Blood & Coagulation Disorders Launches

Ireland's Fountain Closes €125m Life Sciences Fund

The Dublin-based venture capital group will be looking to replicate the success of portfolio companies Inflazome and KaNDy, recently acquired by Roche and Bayer respectively, with the biotechs backed from its latest fund.

Financing Ireland

UK Vaccine Taskforce Leader Under Scrutiny After Investor Meeting

The UK has built one of the biggest and best ‘portfolios’ of COVID-19 vaccine candidates – but there are questions about its transparency and accountability.

Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom
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United States

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D&D Pharmatech Confident As It Takes On Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

After completing a major financing last year, expectations are rising at D&D Pharmatech as it progresses large-scale, Phase II global trials with its neuroinflammation pipeline for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Its CEO talks to Scrip about what's in store for the South Korean biotech.

Neurology Research & Development

Boehringer, Bridge IPF Deal Collapses On Toxicity Concerns

The termination of a major idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis collaboration between Bridge Biotherapeutics and Boehringer Ingelheim is a blow to both companies in an increasingly competitive indication, but the Korean biotech says it's still committed to further development of the autotaxin inhibitor and will work out a future development plan.

Commercial Respiratory

President ????: What US Election Uncertainty Means For Biopharma

Worst case scenario is civil unrest that might disrupt clinical trials and manufacturing. Under a more moderate scenario, companies must delay business planning because the US policy environment remains cloudy.

Elections Politics

FTC Narrowly Approves Mylan-Upjohn Merger As Dissenters Call For Change

Mylan’s proposed $12bn combination with Pfizer’s Upjohn unit is expected to close next month following a settlement agreement with the FTC, with a requirement to address competition concerns in ten markets. The FTC was however strongly divided on the deal, with dissenters labelling the directives of the Commission as “deeply flawed, favoring routine over rigor.”

M & A Enforcement

Inspection Delay Puts Back Hanmi/Spectrum’s Rolontis

US FDA defers action on Spectrum’s approval application for neutropenia candidate Rolontis due to pandemic-related difficulties inspecting partner Hanmi’s plant. The action date has been put back by around four months although the companies stress no CRL has been issued. 

South Korea United States

US COVID-19 Vaccine Adcomm: First Take-Aways

From efficacy endpoints to patient warehousing, US FDA advisors weigh in on vaccine development and regulatory review.

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