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Dexter Yan

Senior Reporter

Shanghai-based Dexter Yan is a senior writer covering Chinas surging pharma industry on the APAC Pharma news team. With a keen interest in commercial activities taking place around the clock, he is always on the lookout for opportunities to keep readers better informed of any developments in the field.

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Chinese Biotechs Step Onto World Stage With Innovative Products, Competitive Prices

In a new landmark, Chinese firm BeiGene has posted greater quarterly sales of its cancer drug Brukinsa in the US than in China for the first time. Meanwhile, a growing number of innovative products developed in China are on the cusp of expansion into overseas markets.

China Business Strategies

Chinese Firms Look Inward To Access Innovation

Two recent licensing deals involving Chinese firms underscore the record level of agreements being inked between innovative domestic biotechs and generic drug makers, at a time when corporate valuations and geopolitical tensions have made cross-border transactions harder to grab.

China Deals

Beijing Stock Exchange Opens But Few Chinese Biotechs Join The Party

China opens the Beijing Stock Exchange to boost direct funding for innovation-driven small- and medium-size enterprises. But a closer look at the listings shows that biotech firms will largely miss the party.

China Financing

Clover, Chengda IPOs Add To $1.2bn Raised By Chinese Bioventures

The listings of two vaccine manufacturers and fundraisings by seven other biopharma ventures generate around $1.2bn in new financing for Chinese companies focusing on a broad variety of therapeutic areas and indicating continued investor interest. 

China Financing

Asia Deal Watch: CJ Group Continues Spree With Majority Stake Acquisition In Batavia Biosciences

Plus deals involving Zai Lab/Karuna, Zai Lab/Blueprint, Lotus/PharmaMar, Nippon Shinyaku/Dynacure, Alphamab/Ascletis, Aptose/Hanmi, Shanghai Pharmaceuticals/HUYABIO, KoBioLabs/SPH Sine, CURACLE/ Théa Open Innovation, Signet/XtalPi, Curi Bio/NEXEL, CANbridge/Scriptr and Ligand/CRDC.

Lynk Pursues Own R&D Path But Partnerships Still Key

As tightening policies cast a shadow over Chinese bioventures relying mainly on in-licensing and shed fresh light on the importance of proprietary development, the CEO of one innovation-focused venture shares his views on strategy in an exclusive interview.

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