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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During a recent press briefing, health officials in China disclosed the country is poised to reach an annual production capacity of 610 million doses for coronavirus vaccines. But they said prices must be based on manufacturing costs and not driven by supply and demand.
With the threat of potentially hefty fines, China's newly passed Biosecurity Law will fundamentally change how the life science sector handles human genetic resources over years to come, legal experts say.
Curon thinks tenalisib can offer a differentiated and safe new therapy for hematologic cancers such as multiple forms of lymphoma. Axis and PharmaEssentia team up on TCR therapy R&D in Taiwan.
Recent moves show Chinese biotech firms are increasingly looking to go global by recruiting world-class development talent, and J&J names new APAC pharma head.
With gene editing making the news again after the recent Nobel Prize for CRISPR, China’s EdiGene has been raising new funds to accelerate its pipeline to the clinic, led by a potential one-time cure for thalassemia and helped by recent regulatory changes.
Given the high number of such trials in the country, China’s National Medical Products Administration has released separate guidelines for industry on the development of gene and cell therapies and gene editing clinical research.