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Ian Haydock

Tokyo, Japan
Ian is head of pharma news content for the Asia-Pacific area and has been covering the region for more than 20 years as an editor for Scrip and more recently as managing editor of PharmAsia News. He has a long background in Asia, having grown up in Hong Kong, and a particular interest in regional regulatory harmonization and trade initiatives and the development of the Japanese pharma sector. Ian lives in Tokyo with his wife and two sons.
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Need For Partnering Won’t Change But Shape Might - BioJapan

While industry participants at BioJapan expect big pharma to continue to seek external partnerships and acquisitions to bolster pipelines, the technology and countries involved in such alliances look set to change.

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Japanese firm backs off potential acquisition of Australian cell therapy venture after the two sides fail to agree on deal terms.

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Shake It Off? Japan Mulls Routes Out Of Bioventure Doldrums

The long-recurring theme of how effectively to foster Japan’s bioventure sector again emerged as a key thread at recent major industry meeting, while the broader topic of effective partnering occupied the minds of industry and academia alike.

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Asia Deal Watch: Daiichi Sankyo Acquires Partial Asian Rights To Three Astellas Drugs

Daiichi Sankyo obtains rights to antiemetic Nasea and the anti-hypertension drugs Perdipine and Oldeca. Mitsubishi Tanabe licenses Asian rights to Viela’s inebilizumab for a rare eye disorder.

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Takeda Sheds Select Product Assets In Mid-East, Emerging Markets To Acino

In a continued effort to pay down its debt pile from the acquisition of Shire, Takeda is to offload around 30 selected OTC and Rx products in certain Middle East and other emerging markets to private Swiss group Acino.

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Novel Shionogi antibiotic candidate set to move ahead following positive results in Gram-negative pneumonia, where resistance and unmet needs remain critical factors.
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