Pitfalls of technology licensing, urgent need for training among issues covered at panel discussion on Taiwan’s biologics business environment

To take advantage of its strong science base and a growing number of small innovative companies, Taiwan’s burgeoning biopharmaceutical industry will need to start planning now to develop personnel skilled enough in GMP manufacturing and clinical trials to meet the demands and rigors of such a highly technical field.

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Baxter and Taiwan’s ScinoPharm announce partnership for generic injectable cancer drugs

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) and ScinoPharm Taiwan, Ltd. (TWSE: 1789) last week announced a strategic partnership to develop, manufacture and commercialize five injectable generic drugs used in a range of cancer treatments, including lung cancer, multiple myeloma and breast cancer, as well as medication to treat nausea and vomiting, common side effects of chemotherapy.

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Taiwan’s Amaran Biotech announces partnership with Stellar Biotech for supply of KLH vaccine

Los Angeles-headquartered Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBOT), a manufacturer of a key protein utilized in immunotherapy development pipelines, and Taiwanese biopharmaceutical manufacturer Amaran Biotechnology, Inc., announced that they had entered into an exclusive multi-year supply agreement in connection with clinical development studies of immunotherapies for metastatic breast cancer and other cancers.

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Chugai’s advanced non-small cell lung cancer drug approved in Taiwan

Japan’s Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 4519) announced that Chugai Pharma Taiwan Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chugai, obtained approval from the TFDA for the anti-cancer agent, alectinib hydrochloride (brand name: Alecensa®) for the treatment of people with “anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive, advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have progressed on or those intolerant to crizotinib.”

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