Category Archives: Emerging Markets

China Closes In On US As Biggest Healthcare Market

China overtook Japan as the world’s second-biggest healthcare market in 2013, and with its annual healthcare spending forecast to reach nearly US$900bn by 2018, it will rapidly close the gap on the US, reports the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). EIU’s China Healthy Province Index (CHPI) provides a detailed healthcare profile of each of China’s 31 provinces,ranking provinces […]
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USP Analytical Research Award Winners 2014

An international group of three scientists are the recipients of United States Pharmacopeial Convention’s 2014–2015 Global Fellowship Awards, aimed at advancing research involving quality standards for medicines. The recipients’ research will involve analytical tools useful in researching the safety of biopharmaceutical drugs, the detection of substandard drugs in the developing world, and the quality of dry […]
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Mind the (Generation) Gap: The Hunt for Talent in Asia

As more global life sciences firms see their Asian businesses skyrocket, the search for strong, internationally savvy talent in Asia-Pacific has never been more competitive, writes Susan Macdonald of RSA. The need to build manufacturing and commercial infrastructure in Asia-Pacific with the associated regulatory, quality and compliance processes to satisfy Western authorities is reaching new […]
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M&As: Past, Present, and Future

Pharmaceutical Technology’s Faiz Kermani looks at the long history of pharma mergers and finds no sign of the trend slowing down. It was suggested that in one week of April the total value of various rumored deals was of the order of US$100 billion, illustrating how cash-rich major pharmaceutical companies are. Many of the larger […]
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Mexico’s Healthcare Market Value “to Reach Almost $28 Billion by 2020″

Mexico’s pharmaceutical industry will be worth approximately US$22.5 billion by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. Combined with the medical devices industry — expected to be worth US$5.4 billion by the same time — the total value of Mexico’s healthcare market value will be $27.9 billion. GlobalData reports that this overall increase in Mexico’s […]
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