Lisa provides editorial coverage of all aspects of Japan’s prescription drug market for Scrip and Pink Sheet, including company, market, pricing and regulatory developments, as well as publishing podcast content regularly in the local Japanese language.
Lisa brings close to a decade of experience working in either international teams or reporting, writing and editing, including in broadcast media through an internship as a TV reporter in Canada. Most recently, she covered the IT sector for ITmedia Enterprise in Japan. Lisa is bilingual in Japanese and English. She speaks basic French and Mandarin with keen interests in learning new languages. She holds an MA in Fine Art from Tokyo University of the Arts as well as a Master’s in Journalism from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada.
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Plus alliances involving Xyphos/Kelonia, Nippon Shinyaku/Vicor, Telix/QSAM, Nicox/Kowa, Kyowa Kirin/BridgeBio, as well as deals in brief.
When George Nakayama was assigned to lead Daiichi Sankyo despite his atypical background, the firm was facing several crises, including a probe into the acquisition of Ranbaxy and a looming patent cliff. So, what made him decide to focus on ADCs while reshaping the entire company?
The anti-C5 inhibitor sets an example of swift global trial and approval in China while fiercer competition awaits in the US, Europe and Japan.
From extricating Daiichi Sankyo from the Ranbaxy acquisition to enabling the rapid development of blockbuster Enhertu, George Nakayama has had a winding career path through multiple key strategic positions and decisions. He shares his experience and insights, and a good dose of humor, in this exclusive interview.
The success of Enhertu led Daiichi Sankyo to raise its annual forecast for the fiscal year ending 31 March, while Eisai is readying for Leqembi’s steady US growth. Meanwhile, Astellas, Chugai and Shionogi balanced growth for some products with declines for others.
Plus alliances involving Formosa/Cristalia, Renalys/Travere, Astellas/Vivtex, Zydus/Synthon, AFT/Hyloris and Astellas/Mass General Brigham hospital.