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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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Deal Watch: Teva's Sol Barer Leads Buyout Of IO Start-up NexImmune

Instead of helping raise a Series A, the Teva chairman and others acquire the preclinical company, convinced of its synthetic nanotech promise in immuno-oncology. Vifor and ChemoCentryx expand their orphan and renal disease collaboration, while Gilead out-licenses an addiction drug candidate.

Commercial Deals

Billions At Stake As Generic Approvals Open Up Japan Big Sellers

Japan has approved a new batch of first-time and other generic drugs that will be reimbursed and launched in June, putting at risk several billion dollars’ worth of combined sales of some major branded products.

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Novo Sees Brighter China Outlook As Volumes Rise

Novo Nordisk says its China business is regaining strength, helped by improved volumes and broad growth in the diabetes sector and despite pricing pressures, and sees a brighter outlook ahead of the local approval of Tresiba.

Commercial Companies

Sanofi Upbeat On China Growth, Investment Despite Q4 Weakness

Sanofi remains confident of its pharma business and growth prospects in China despite a decline in overall sales in this key emerging market in the fourth quarter.

China Commercial

Takeda Extends PRA Alliance To Japan With New JV

Takeda is setting up a new joint venture in Japan to extend its global clinical development partnership with PRA, as part of an ongoing R&D overhaul.

Research and Development Strategies Deals

Inovio Strikes First Partnership, In Emerging Markets, For Lead Product

Inovio's new licensing deal for its most advanced pipeline asset gives the US firm not only its first partner for the cervical dysplasia vaccine but also a presence in a major emerging market.

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