Ian has been covering a broad range of topics across the Japanese and Asian pharma industry, including corporate, M&A, R&D, pricing and policy developments, since 1988. After a stint as Tokyo-based Japan and Asia editor for Scrip, in 2014 he became managing editor of PharmAsia News (now part of Scrip/Pink Sheet). In his current position, he directs regional coverage for Scrip and Pink Sheet and manages a multinational, on-the-ground team. Ian is a recipient of multiple internal and external awards and a regular participant in APAC conferences, webinars and events, and produces regular podcasts. He has spent the majority of his life in Asia, having grown up in Hong Kong, and enjoys cycling and music.
Latest From Ian Haydock
Transactions involving Biocon/Zentiva, CrystalGenomics/PanGen, Umoja/IASO, Marinus/Tenacia, Ono/Captor and Daewoong/HitGen plus deals in brief.
In this week's podcast edition of Five Must-Know Things: a preview of the CTAD Alzheimer’s meeting; US myeloma drug withdrawal puts pressure on GSK; UniQure/CSL's gene therapy sets new US price record; new leadership at Teva; and Merck’s Frazier cautions against profit maximization.
Shionogi’s once-daily oral COVID-19 antiviral finally gets Japan approval after being considered for the third time by an expert panel, paving the way for public availability of the country’s first such home-grown option in early December.
Japan-UK firm is looking to build on a combination of internal and external assets to pursue a more independent business development path in Japan and beyond, in parallel with ongoing discovery and development collaborations.
In this week's podcast version of Five Must-Know Things: Pfizer’s COVID transition; Lilly ramps up Mounjaro on strong demand; Pfizer’s R&D head reflects on pandemic experience; parsing Novartis’s Q3; and China’s progress with mRNA vaccines.
US industry association promotes an exchanges with Japan on bioclusters, while continuing to push for holistic debate on reforms to the country’s national healthcare system and changes to reimbursement pricing it sees as supporting innovation.