The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT): Deep technology in patient monitoring, electronic disease surveillance and beyond

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The pharma industry, like all others, can’t escape the impact of disruptive technologies. With the increasing popularity of connecting daily operations to the cloud, IoT is a powerful tool to improve operational efficiency. One way it can do this is to provide real time patient monitoring data. With the help of data analytics, huge amounts of data can be processed …

Expanding from a pure API provider to new drug developer: Formosa is growing

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Pictured Erick Co, CSO of Formosa Pharmaceutical during the acquisition of Activus Pharma, August 2017.  Formosa Pharma, Taiwan is a subsidiary of globally-recognized API provider, Formosa Laboratories. This preclinical and clinical stage biopharmaceutical company has a strong focus on anti-infective and oncology indications. Having recently acquired Activus Pharma and its Activus Pure Nanoparticle Technology Platform (APNT), Formosa Pharmaceuticals is growing …

PT Kalbe Genexine Biologics on Indonesia biologics landscape

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As you know, PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (“Kalbe”) was established in 1966 and headquartered in Jakarta. It is the largest, publicly listed pharmaceuticals company in Southeast Asia with over US$6 billion in market capitalization and revenues of over IDR 7 trillion (2016). Partnering with Genexine, Inc (KOSDAQ, 095700), another listed company of 20 years history, specialising in clinical stage biotechnology with a focus on …

Sustaining innovation-based biotech in the home of generics

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India is probably one of the world’s most successful generics markets. Despite all the scandals related to quality of the generics drugs supplied to developed market, the country still remains the home of low cost, high quality generics production. We interviewed Dr C.N. Ramchand, founder of several innovative companies including Saksin Lifesciences and MagGenome to seek his rationale of going …

Chinese Biomanufacturing: Building “me-better” products in the competitive “me-too” market

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Home to the largest population in the world and operating in a reimbursed environment, the humongous potential in the Chinese biopharmaceutical industry is impossible to ignore. But it’s also very competitive. At BioPharma Asia Convention 2017, we’ll be joined by leaders from innovation-driven biotech and pharma companies, as they share their strategies for surviving in the competitive Chinese market. Among …

Pharma leader interview: Encouraging Indian pharma innovation

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Mr R.K. Suri, Senior Advisor and Former Chief Executive of Panacea Biotec is a prominent figure in the pharmaceutical field. With over 30 years experience working in the industry, he is a leader and inspirational figure. Working for Panacea Biotec, a well-known innovation-centered biopharmaceutical company in India, Mr Suri will join us as a keynote speaker at The 14th BioPharma …