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New Chinese-Language Podcast: 聊聊生物制药热门话题

Hot Topic Chat

Executive Summary

Join our China-based content team for this inaugural Chinese-language podcast discussing selected recent hot topics impacting the biopharma industry in China, including bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates and new regulatory policies designed to speed product approvals. 

Brian Yang and Dexter Yan discuss recent hot topics in China's biopharma industry in this new podcast chat series (Chinese-language description below).

On 29 June, China officially approved its first bispecific anti-PD-1/CTLA4 antibody for cervical cancer. The move also marked the new addition of another immuno-oncology contender to an already highly competitive market.

Also in June, the National Medical Products Administration issued a policy to accelerate the approval of new drugs from overseas and with large clinical need, drugs to treat orphan and pediatric conditions, and products for major infectious diseases. Related measures included improving communications with foreign pharma firms, in China’s latest bid to attract and retain foreign investment in the country, amid Beijing’s draconian "COVID Zero" policy and months-long lockdowns in Shanghai and other parts of the country.

The latest developments in antibody-drug conjugates are also discussed in this episode, designed to help you understand what’s hot in China’s biopharma development sphere.

If you have any suggestions, ideas or comments, please contact the authors via the addresses in the byline box above.



在首期的节目中,中国主编杨宏新Brian和资深记者严洁Dexter首先讨论了康方生物最新获得药监局批准,世界首个PD-1/CTLA-4靶点双特异性抗体卡度尼利单抗Cadonilimab,用于二线治疗宫颈癌。 (Also see "China Approves World’s First Bispecific IO Drug Amid PD-1/L1 Glut" - Scrip, 1 Jul, 2022.)


接下来的话题是最近国家药监局公布《关于进一步加强外资企业服务工作的通知》,其中特别提出要加快临床急需境外新药,罕见病,儿童用药和重大传染病新药的审评审批。 (Also see "Invitation Extended: New Chinese Policies Aim To Lure Foreign Pharma Firms" - Pink Sheet, 1 Jul, 2022.)


这期博客还讨论了抗体偶联药物(ADC)的竞争格局,以及中国生物制药(Sino Biopharmaceutical)计划通过旗下InvoX以1.61亿美元收购纳斯达克上市的英国抗体药企F-star Therapeutics。 (Also see "Asia Deal Watch: invoX Builds Novel Pipeline Through $161m F-star Acquisition" - Scrip, 24 Jun, 2022.)




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