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.
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Latest From Brian Yang
A regulatory pathway set up in China post-SARS is under stress test in the latest coronavirus outbreak, while emergency measures adopted by the country's regulator mean it’s much less burdensome to obtain approvals than before.
In a drastic move, China sends top physicians from around the country to Wuhan, finally allows a WHO expert delegation to visit hospitals in the outbreak's epicenter and welcomes foreign experts.
Gilead’s remdesivir is used for mild and moderate patients after an astonishing clinical approval in China, while the nation mourns the loss of an outspoken 34-year old physician died on Feb.6 of the virus.
Gilead is ramping up preparations to scale up remdesivir production, as China’s Genetic Materials Management Office expedites approvals for antiviral drugs and vaccine studies in China.