Hien Thi Thu Vu heads the Tilleke & Gibbins regulatory affairs team in Vietnam, advising and assisting chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies to register their products with Vietnam’s regulatory agencies. She also assists with analyzing technical matters and assessing the possibility of infringement in patent infringement cases.
In a region where generic drugs are increasingly promoted and given market access, Hien advocates for the rights of healthcare companies that devote extensive assets to R&D activities, and helps pharmaceutical companies to list their products in the original brandname lists issued by the Drug Administration of Vietnam. She has a strong background in the life sciences, with a degree in pharmacy, two years of industry experience as a medical representative with Hoffman-La Roche, and 15 years as a patent executive.
Hien is a licensed attorney and a Vietnam-qualified IP agent, and previously headed the patent unit at a leading local firm in Hanoi.