Beijing-based Brian Yang is a senior writer in charge of overall China coverage within the APAC Pharma news team. A veteran journalist, he has written extensively on pharmaceutical R&D, regulatory affairs and market access for PharmAsia News. Brian’s intimate industry knowledge and in-depth analysis has won wide praise and helped secure exclusive interviews with top biopharma executives.
He has led a team of writers to provide industry-leading coverage on key issues such as multi-regional clinical trials, priority reviews and go-to-market strategies in a highly-dynamic and fast-changing market, with the on-the-ground coverage consistently ranked among the top-read in PharmAsia News.
Prior to joining Informa, Brian worked as a foreign affairs correspondent for two TV networks and web editor for an international radio station. Trilingual in Mandarin Chinese, English and Japanese, he obtained his BA degree from China and an MA degree from Japan.
Latest From Brian Yang
The latest big pharma vote of confidence in both the China market and R&D capabilities comes amid continuing standoffs with the US over a flurry of issues including the coronavirus, national security and trade, but as the pandemic seemingly recedes in China.
From AI-assisted drug discovery to oncotherapy development, China has seen investment pour in over the past week, while the nation's largest online pharmacy is readying for a big Hong Kong debut.
The Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) annual meeting, against the background of the global pandemic, has one clear message that local researchers and players are pressing ahead to take a leadership role in cutting-edge cancer research globally.
Frank Zhang, co-founder and chair of the Hong Kong-listed Chinese biotech Genscript, parent of Nasdaq-listed cell therapy star, Legend Biotech, has been detained by Chinese authorities, along with four employees.
China releases technical requirements for foreign drug makers to register their chemical drugs in the country, and issues patent linkage details, which a legal expert says needs to be closely examined.
Bausch seeks to add eyecare assets in Allegro deal. AstraZeneca hopes preclinical PCSK9 inhibitor from Dogma can compete with dyslipidemia leaders. Exelixis options ADC candidates from Catalent and NBE.