Healthcare research – understanding the Chinese regulatory framework

Richard Tadd Blog

China has always been an attractive destination for researchers in the healthcare sector because of its size and population, and the scale of studies thus made possible. Until recently, though, its regulatory system was cumbersome and not well designed for foreigners, who found it hard to understand what was required of them. Thankfully, the past couple of years have seen …

Rapid test kit for COVID-19 soon to be deployed as new interest develops in Chinese research

Richard Tadd Industry News

A university situated in Northern China announced earlier this week that they were ready to release their new testing kits for the novel coronavirus that is now known as COVID-19. Nankai University is based in the city of Tianjin and lies just shy of 70 miles southeast of Beijing. The century-old university collaborated with other top schools around the nation, …

The developing biotech sector in China

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Twenty years ago, China’s biotech industry was worth around $2.4bn. This year, its revenues are expected to exceed $1.2tn. That’s a remarkable achievement by any standards, and one that has understandably led to excitement among investors and industry professionals alike. How has it been achieved? How has the sector actually changed and what can we expect to see in the …

Growth and opportunity in Chinese biopharmaceutical markets staggering, say new reports

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A report released in February by US-based Research and Markets addresses the shift in China away from low volume, high value manufacturing as a major catalyst for the increasing growth rate of China’s pharmaceutical market. The country now holds, at minimum, an 8 – 10% market share globally. The report goes on to state that greater technological advancements could quickly …

Coronavirus: China & Overseas Situation Update

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What is the Coronavirus? The 2019-nCoV virus – more commonly known to the public as simply ‘coronavirus’ or ‘Wuhan coronavirus’ – has dominated international news over the recent weeks, as fears have mounted over the potential lethality of the disease. Fortunately, such fears appear to be thus far unfounded, as the disease sits at around a 2.2% mortality rate, with …