Western pharma prefers China most
China, once viewed by the Western world as a nation of copycats with large-scale manufacturing abilities, has now turned out to be the darling of the Western pharmaceutical companies
China's pharma demand to touch US$46.29 billion by 2010
The demand for pharmaceuticals in China is estimated to reach 375 billion yuan (US$46.29 billion) by 2010, with an increase of 13.6 percent annually, according to a recent study from the Freedonia Group, a U.S.-based industry research firm.
Efforts to regulate drug prices on
China issued eight guidelines about a month ago to further regulate drug prices as part of a national campaign to promote more affordable medical services for its people and to slash excessive profits in drug distribution.
Biology research: China's leading edge
Traditionally, the Chinese Pharma triumphs in having better capabilities in biopharma R&D. Though end-to-end biology research is still some way off, the Chinese have established their prowess in several aspects of biology research.
Chinese regulator okays flu vaccine
China Biopharma Inc. announced that Zhejiang Tianyuan Biopharmaceutical, the company's manufacturing joint venture partner, received approval from the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA)
Price cuts and rising material costs hit Chinese pharma
Profits of Chinese pharmaceutical companies rose only to 7.7 percent to 18.1 billion yuan (US$2.3 billion) in the first half of 2006, about 10.6 percentage points less than the same period last year and almost 30 percent
Interphex China 2006 to co-locate with API China autumn show
In order to meet the fast growing demands of China's pharmaceutical machinery market, Interphex China 2006, a specialized show for the world's pharmaceutical packaging and processing machinery will be held during 15-17
India - Largest import destination for China
India is the second largest market for pharmaceutical products and ingredient exports from China, next to the USA. Last year, the growth in exports to India from China was to the tune of 172.44 per cent
China may impose dumping duty on India for sulphamethoxazole exports
China has launched an anti-dumping investigation against suppliers of sulphamethoxazole from India, the largest pharmaceutical importing destination for China.
TCM medicines - Gaining global popularity
China, in a characteristic fusion of cultural tradition and technological modernity, is increasingly subjecting traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to proper scientific scrutiny.
China claims successful phase1 trial of AIDS vaccine
While western researchers say development of an AIDS vaccine is a distant reality, China says it is in the process of successfully developing an AIDS vaccine and initial test results of its first AIDS vaccine showed inspiring results.
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