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Interview: Bhupendra Singh – Chairman, National Pricing Authority (NPPA), India

Bhupendra Singh, chairman of the Indian National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), provides an overview of the current mechanisms governing the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry in India, highlighting the challenges of the current pricing climate, and the ultimate goal of …


Interview: Sir Dr. Huz (Huzaifa Khorakiwala) – CEO and Trustee, Wockhardt Foundation, India

Sir Dr. Huz, CEO and trustee of the Wockhardt Foundation and executive director of Wockhardt, discusses the role the Foundation plays in low- and middle-income areas across India, and how integrating simple ideas and health solutions can strengthen health systems and contribute …


Interview: Daara B. Patel – Secretary-General, Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA)

The secretary-general of the Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA) gives his insight into the current state of the Indian pharma industry, the IDMA’s role in raising the quality of Indian-made products, and the country’s vital role in the global supply …


Hong Kong: A Clinical Trials Destination

Small markets must inevitably etch out a niche positioning for themselves, and for Hong Kong, its world-class medical infrastructure, world-renowned academics and clinicians as well as high population density make it a strong contender in clinical research. “Hong Kong is …


Interview: Dorine Leung – General Manager and Country Vice President; Sian Ng – Head of Oncology, Novartis Hong Kong

Novartis Hong Kong general manager Dorine Leung and oncology head Sian Ng discuss the company’s restructuring, dividing the oncology business unit from the pharmaceutical division. In addition, they share their insights on what makes Hong Kong a destination for world-class …


Interview: Evie Yulin – Country Director, Merck Biopharma Indonesia

Evie Yulin, biopharma country director at Merck Indonesia, speaks towards the meaning of innovation in emerging countries and how the company engages in innovation beyond products. Since 2012, Merck has been implementing “Fit for 2018” – a transformation program aiming to …


Interview: Joyce Wong – Managing Director Asia-Pacific, Polaris Hong Kong

Joyce Wong, managing director for APAC at compliance solutions provider Polaris in Hong Kong, describes the company’s innovative solutions for its clients in the life sciences, the significance of basing its regional headquarters in Hong Kong, and increasing compliance across …


Hong Kong: Land of the Biotech Unicorns

In 2017, Hong Kong fended off perennial competitors, life sciences hubs and innovation powerhouses, Switzerland and Singapore, to rank first in the International Institute for Management Development (IMD)’s World Competitiveness Rankings, clear evidence that conditions are ripe in Hong Kong …


Interview: Johnny Tse – General Manager, Roche Diagnostics Hong Kong

Johnny Tse, general manager of Roche Diagnostics Hong Kong, talks about the past seven years managing the affiliate, how the company became a market leader, and his aim to position Roche Diagnostic as a solutions provider. Having managed Roche Diagnostics …


Interview: Claus Zieler – Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial Operations Asia Pacific, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Division, Singapore

Claus Zieler discusses the Asia Pacific region’s importance to Bayer’s global operations, the company’s commitment to increasing its portfolio of innovative medicines, and the potential for innovation coming from Asian markets. Having spent four years in Japan previously, how have …


Interview: Dennis Lo – Co-Founder, Cirina; Professor of Chemical Pathology, CUHK

Described as the first unicorn [a startup company valued at over USD 1 billion] of Hong Kong, Cirina has recently merged with Grail to further improve detection of cancer at its early stage. Pharmaboardroom sat down with Professor Denis Lo, …


Interview: Charles Ng – Associate Director-General; Simon Tsang – Head of Innovation and Technology, InvestHK, Hong Kong

Charles Ng and Simon Tsang of InvestHK, Hong Kong’s investment promotion agency, discuss the territory’s strengths in the life sciences sector, the potential of the HK industry to grow further, and its regional significance. The Swiss-based International Institute for Management …




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