Leaders of Asia — Interview with Anand Tharmaratnam, Senior Vice President & Head of Asia Markets, Quintiles East Asia

How is it like to overseeing the world’s largest CRO’s clinical development and market access businesses across 13 Asia-Pacific countries that account for half the world’s population – including Japan and China, the world’s second- and third-largest biopharmaceutical markets, respectively? It is definitely not a walk in the park for some others but it’s all in a day’s job for …

Asia & its patient recruitment potential for clinical trials

In today’s whitepaper release, featured company ClinActis, shares their insight on patient recruitment strategies in Asia and the possible approaches for the different regions in APAC. ______________ According to the 2012 Tufts CSDD study, clinical site activation rates in Asia Pacific are at one of the highest, with 91% of sites successfully progressing through the study start up stages and …

Biotechs to save Asia from Ebola

Asian Scientist Magazine had recently questioned what Asia’s best bet would be should Ebola reach the largest and most populated continent. The biggest barrier to pandemic preparedness has always been the novelty of the disease. When SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) had first hit Asia, it reached almost 40 countries within weeks through air-borne respiratory emissions from Hong Kong. However, …

Changing the image of Asia pharmaceutical industry

Asia is producing young, exciting R&D specialists, large manufacturing plants and copius amounts of patient data. However, it has always been considered a developing continent with “Copy cat” reputation. Recently, Greencross, a Korean pharmaceuticals have produced Hepavax, a Hepatitis B Vaccine which vaccinated over 130 million people. It has also developed the first epidemic hemorragic fever vaccine, a chicken pox …

Cho-A-Pharm’s multi-year sponsorship agreement with Manchester United

In the midst of World Cup fever, Korean pharmaceutical company Cho-A-Pharm was today confirmed in a multi-year sponsorship deal with Manchester United. Cho-A-Pharm makes over 200 products including nutritional and dietary supplements as well as over-the-counter products. The deal will see the famous red branding and imagery from one of the world’s most famous football clubs placed on these products …

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Download ebook: Asia’s Top Stem Cell Influencers

It’s an exciting time for the stem cells industry globally but in Asia, specifically Korea, we have recently witnessed some ground breaking changes. So, we’ve hand picked some individuals that we think have made significant contributions to the field of Stem Cells in Asia and should be given due credit for the work they have put in to advance stem …