HONG KONG and BEIJING – Not just multinational players but domestic Chinese pharmaceutical companies are poised to benefit from China’s promise under a phase one trade deal with the U.S. to better protect intellectual property (IP), even if question marks remain around how the deal will be enforced. The move is in line with China's ambition to strengthen IP rights protection and upgrade the approach to innovation of its pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
KARACHI, Pakistan – Hit by international sanctions, medical device manufacturers in Iran now are looking to get their products out to the world with a little help from neighbor and friend Pakistan. This year, Iran’s med-tech makers have taken their first steps toward finding a new route for their products that goes beyond its neighbors.
The U.S. FDA draft guidance for appeals for denial of certificates for export indicated that the scope was limited to devices exported from physical locations in the U.S. This provision appears in the final guidance as well – despite arguments that it flies against the text of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA)