Changes in China Spark More External Oncology Drug Investments

Posted by Matt Furlow on Feb 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Bas Ludoph, Sonia Yan, Kelly Wang and Hannah Wang co-authored this post with Matt Furlow. 

China has become the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market (the US is No. 1), but novel drugs contribute to just a small fraction of that marketWhile there's great potential in China for novel drugsespecially those developed to treat cancer—it has  historically been a challenging market due to a difficult drug approval process, stringent market access policies and a complex healthcare ecosystem. Those factors have shifted over time and made China more amenable to external investmentsparticularly for novel oncology therapies.


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Five Observations From Successful Oncology ‘First Launches’

Posted by Ben Hohn on Aug 14, 2017 10:29:32 AM

Nicholas Martinez and Cody Powers co-wrote this blog post with Ben Hohn.

The stakes are high when preparing to launch a new drug, but for a biopharmaceutical company staring down its first-ever oncology launch, the stakes are even higher. Drug launches in the oncology space have grown increasingly competitive and occur more frequently than in any other therapeutic category. And of the 202 novel drugs approved by the FDA from 2011 to 2016, five were oncology drugs launched in the U.S. by publicly traded newcomers—so-called “first launches.”  


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