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Country Report: Taiwan

November 1, 2013

The past three years have been some of the most eventful in memory for Taiwan's life sciences industry. At this year's Bio Taiwan exhibition, the annual conference that invites the international life sciences community to the island, the excitement was palpable. Foreign companies turned out in record numbers to a keynote address from President Ma Ying-Jeou, who acknowledged that Taiwan was a latecomer to the sector, but nonetheless had the capability and will to compete. Buoyed by a successful wave of financing, good product strategy, and increasing international penetration, the industry seems confident.

Country Report: UAE

October 1, 2013

Rumor has it the BRIC palace is crumbling. Perhaps that's overdramatic, but at the very least the BRIC oven is cooling off. Where to now? The United States and Europe remain in a state of languid stagnation, while Asia and Africa are largely addressing basic healthcare needs with low-cost generic medicine.

Country Report: Indonesia

September 1, 2013

Ask Indonesians about a bad experience in medical care and each will have a story to tell. The poor state of Indonesia's healthcare system has turned "improving quality" into the top priority of the government of Indonesia. Better quality of care has become especially important as the fourth most populated country in the world moves forward with its plans to achieve universal healthcare coverage.

Country Report: Denmark and Sweden

August 1, 2013

On the Northern fringes of Europe, those who want to believe that there is a sustainable future for the old continent's generous healthcare systems find a beacon of hope.

Country Report: Colombia

July 1, 2013

Under the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia is focusing on bolstering the commercial sector. Thanks to the ratification of free trade agreements with 14 countries around the world since 2011, including the United States, foreign direct investment reached a record high of COP 29 trillion (USD 16 billion) in 2012. While this is good news for the pharmaceutical industry, there is still a strong debate about how healthcare in Colombia can be improved.

Country Report: Ireland

June 1, 2013

Ireland has been a pharma industry darling since the 1960s, when a then-newly established IDA targeted the sector as a strategic area for development. Today, the numbers are eyecatching. As reported by the IDA, nine out of the top 10 pharma companies in the world have substantial manufacturing operations in Ireland.

Country Report: Austria

May 1, 2013

While Austria experienced significant political and economic shake-up throughout the 20th century, the country has remained a key strategic market for the pharmaceutical industry thanks to its steady economic development and inclination for innovation.

Country Report: Belgium

April 1, 2013

Belgium is a hub for clinical trials, a leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, and a center for pharmaceutical production and distribution.

Country Report: China

March 1, 2013

China's pharmaceutical industry is making record gains. Four years ago, China was the world's fifth largest market. Now, it has bypassed France and Germany to become the third largest. By 2015, China will pass Japan to rival only the United States for number one.

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