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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US FDA warning letters to Chinese firms may be on the increase, but ties with the Chinese regulator appear to be growing. US FDA showcases how to get more done in fast-changing China via aligning with China FDA's aspiration for quality and international harmonization.
Allowing early stage Phase I studies, setting a 60-day period for IND approvals, and dropping a requirement for hospital to get certified, the China FDA proposes fundamental changes that would allow any qualified sites to file for approval to get studies rolling.
The China FDA releases a raft of new regulatory proposals outlining fundamental changes in areas including patent linkage and data exclusivity, which look set to profoundly impact decision makers looking at bringing new drugs and devices to the world’s second-largest pharma market.
May has brought a flurry of new pharma executive moves in Japan and China.
Given the host of recent and planned policy and regulatory changes in China, the traditional lines between multinational and local companies in the country will become increasingly blurred. These who know how to innovate in different ways in the fast-changing environment will have the most to gain, says the head of one major pharma industry trade group.
A licensing deal between the two cancer-focused biotechs falls apart amidst investor unrest at Immunomedics. Novartis opts to license Conatus' Phase II NASH candidate and picks up a CAR-T candidate from Celyad, while Shire adds to its dry eye franchise in deal with Parion.