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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, Focus On Asia: Cipla Licenses India Rights To Lilly’s Basalgar

Cipla expands on its in-licensing strategy in India with Lilly’s insulin glargine product, while Aptose signs second agreement with CrystalGenomics to add Chinese rights for leukemia candidate CG-806, and Yakult gains Japanese rights to Verastem's duvelisib.

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Opdivo Approval Opens China I-O Doors But Pricing Key

China approves first immuno-oncology drug in the form of BMS’s Opdivo for lung cancer, opening up a new potentially huge market for the class, but much will depend on pricing and reimbursement policies.

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Eisai Refocuses AiM As It Builds US Immuno-Dementia Research

Amid multiple industry drug failures in the sector, Eisai is opening a new US research facility to discover innovative therapies for dementia based on a long-standing immunology hypothesis.

Neurology Research and Development Strategies

Shionogi Deal Opens Asia To Sage’s Fast-Acting Antidepressant

Japan’s Shionogi has gained selected Asian rights to Sage’s promising fast-acting depression drug, in a deal worth up to $575m to the US company.

Japan Neurology

Vortioxetine Set For Japan Filing But Prospects Limited?

Positive results from a Japanese trial of Takeda/Lundbeck’s vortioxetine pave way for a planned approval filing in the country this year, but how might drug fare in the market?

Japan Research & Development

Takeda Secures TiGenix But Investor Shire Concerns Bubble Up

Takeda has closed its $630m acquisition of European regenerative medicine company TiGenix following a successful bid process, but is facing new pressure from a group of shareholders in Japan concerned about its planned purchase of Shire – valued at around 100 times that amount.

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