New Horizons of the Regenerative Medicine Space in Japan

Exciting things are happening in Japan in the regenerative medicine space. As people who work in the industry may be aware, in 2014 Japan modified the regulations pertaining to regenerative medicine products through the adoption of the “Pharmaceutical and...

The Improving Japanese Pharmaceutical Regulatory Environment

There are new concerns arising in Japan around drug pricing. Last April, the Japanese government introduced a re-pricing rule for “huge seller drugs” and proceeded to slash the reimbursement price for Gilead’s Solvaldi by a hefty 30%. The concern now among industry...

How to Approach Regional Partnering Deals in Japan and Asia

Many Japanese pharmaceutical companies are now “global” in terms of scope and size. Companies like Takeda, Astellas, and Daiichi Sankyo have established their commercial footprint around the world. Accordingly, the business development teams at these companies are...