Category Archives: China

U.S., EU biotechs shouldn’t dally on oft-cited ‘China strategy’

SUZHOU, China – Global intellectual property lawyers and consultants are quick to advise U.S. and European biotechs that they need a “China strategy” – guidance that usually generates a response akin to Scarlett O’Hara’s famous “I’ll think about it tomorrow”…

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An Asia Strategy is Not Optional

“If you plan to be around five or 10 years from now, you have to have a Chinese strategy.” That poignant comment in a BioWorld Today article came from Joshua Boger in 2011. The founder and former CEO of Vertex…

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Mamma Mia! It’s Biopharma Season!

“Hey kids, let’s put on a show!” That was a famous line from the 1937 Broadway musical, Babes in Arms, shouted to exhort the old gang to take action to save the orphanage. As the theater market just put on…

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The Good, the Bad and . . . the Huh? A 2011 Biotech Recap

The past year brought the biotech sector a mixed bag of news. Some of it was positive – for instance, the FDA picked up its drug approval pace in 2011 and, in some cases, even surprised the most hardened biotech…

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China: An Image Adjustment

I’m an American baby boomer. For me – and I suspect many others of my generation – China’s image has not been the best. In my mental collage, fascination with Chinese culture and invention is offset by wariness of China’s…

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Biotech’s Emerging Giant

While attending the China track at this year’s J.P. Morgan conference in January I sat next to a gentleman who was smiling as he scanned the jam-packed penthouse meeting room. Shooting him a questioning glance, he responded with “last year…

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