Time will tell whether what the Trump administration is calling a “historic” and “landmark” trade agreement with China will better enable drug and device companies to more fairly compete in the Chinese market without having to sacrifice their intellectual property (IP) and technology.
BEIJING – CF Pharmtech Inc., of Suzhou, China, closed a ¥630 million (US$90 million) series E financing round to bring its inhaled respiratory drugs to global markets and replace imports with homegrown products faster.
HONG KONG – Chinese med-tech regulators said in December that conditional approvals are now available to medical devices after the government created speedy review channels for devices that the country needs.
MALAYSIA – Asian countries, like India, have been struggling to find a middle ground to the effective pricing of drugs and medical devices over the past year and several are looking at health technology assessment (HTA) programs as a solution for this issue in the coming year. Boston-headquartered consulting firm Analysis Group Inc. recently looked at how HTA programs in Japan, South Korea and China varied and what could be gleaned from their experiences.
A Chinese study has established a previously unknown direct mechanistic link between elevated mechanical tension caused by impaired alveolar regeneration and progressive idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), highlighting a pathogenic mechanism that may underlie fibrosis.
HONG KONG – Boston-based consulting firm Analysis Group Inc. will be working with China’s Institute of Hematology & Blood Diseases Hospital (IHBDH) on developing a first-of-its-kind blood disease research platform. The National Longitudinal Cohort of Hematological Diseases in China (NICHE) is set to hold the information of more than 10,000 patients across China.
BEIJING – While acknowledging that China still needs to play catch up in med-tech innovation, Chinese cardiovascular experts are striving to make breakthroughs in bioabsorable stents and transcatheter heart valves with government-backed research projects underway.
BEIJING – Chinese transcatheter heart valve developer Venus Medtech (Hangzhou) Inc. on Tuesday saw its share prices jump around 20% on its debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), an excellent start for a prerevenue med-tech IPO.
BEIJING – Questionable data found in research papers supervised by renowned Chinese immunologist Cao Xuetao have caused a stir in the life sciences community, shaking the reputation of an internationally prominent figure in the field of immunology.