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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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Astellas Offloads Japan Product Basket To Private Equity Group

Astellas has joined the growing ranks of research-based pharma firms offloading their older products in Japan, amid rising pricing and generic pressures and an increasing desire to focus on innovation.

Japan Commercial

Confidence High As AstraZeneca Adds Asia To Benralizumab Territories

In another vote of confidence in one of its newer respiratory assets, AstraZeneca is extending to Asia its already broad rights to benralizumab, adding to a deal it already has with Kyowa Hakko Kirin for Japan.

Asia Pacific Deals

Japan Price Reforms Will Be Pro-Innovation, Inclusive - Official

A Japanese official provides reassurances at BIO Asia that the government intends to abide by drug pricing policies that support innovation, although the research-based pharma industry remains concerned that sweeping reforms now under discussion may hamper R&D and investment in the country.

Japan Policy

Deal Watch: Success Nets CytomX Another $200m From BMS, Up To $3.6bn For Milestones

Bristol-Myers Squibb expanded its collaboration with CytomX for $200m up front and up to $3.6bn in milestone fees. Also, Takeda spun out eight non-core molecules into a new joint venture and X-Chem executed two deals with Japanese partners, among other recent deals.

Commercial Deals

Lilly Eyes Top 10 Japan Ranking Built On Stream Of Launches

Lilly says it remains on track to enter the pharma industry top 10 in Japan by sales by 2020, driven by planned launches of a raft of new products and despite some major recent losses of exclusivity.

Japan Commercial

Japan Pricing Reform Process Must Be Participative – Pfizer

Against a background of ongoing discussions in Japan over the reform of the drug pricing and reimbursement system, Pfizer is calling for greater industry participation and recognition of the value of innovation.

Japan Reimbursement
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