Last May, research-based global biopharmaceutical firm AbbVie finalized a transformative acquisition of Allergan, an Ireland-headquartered healthcare solutions provider. The transaction made AbbVie, a relatively young spinoff of the long-established Abbott Laboratories, the fifth largest biopharmaceutical company in the world. It further diversified the company’s robust product portfolio, expanded and strengthened its already robust R&D pipeline,…

The company hopes to benefit citizens and shed new light on the treatment of cancer. Pfizer Taiwan and the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), along with two other partnering companies, recently signed a precision medicine cooperation alliance agreement, officially launching a joint initiative to develop precision cancer treatments in Taiwan. The agreement commits all parties…

Taiwan has been under the international spotlight since its early intervention in the COVID-19 crisis, and its comprehensive virus-prevention measures have made it one of the world’s few safe havens during the pandemic. The increased visibility of this island powerhouse has also drawn attention to its strengths in the area of healthcare, including clinical research….

Finding effective solutions to the world’s health issues requires novel, holistic approaches and collaborative ingenuity. Healthcare companies must therefore increasingly shift their focus to the research and development of medical technologies, biopharmaceuticals, and innovative therapies to treat conditions and diseases that are difficult or nearly impossible to tackle using traditional medicines. Such a reality is…

Diners at the Marco Polo, located on the 38th floor of Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, will notice that there is something delectably unique about the dishes on offer from its current Black Truffle Set Menu. Concocted by head chef David Hsu, the menu features a luxurious selection of high-end traditional Italian fare with modern…

The Sherwood Taipei, one of the city’s longest running luxury hotels, is not only renowned for its refined elegance and classic style, but is also a place where the word “hospitality” is taken very seriously. General Manager Achim von Hake and his expertly trained staff have worked hard over the decades to ensure that both longstanding…

The COVID-19 pandemic has had irreversible consequences for how people live. When it comes to investing, for example, incorporating Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) factors in the decision has become the new normal. Despite the pandemic’s disruptions to portfolio formation this year, a massive increase in socially responsible investing has taken place across the board….

Gearing up for the “5G+ applications” era, Taiwan Mobile has looked to two strategies to propel the company’s foray into gaming. First, a partnership with Riot Games since 2019 has put together a strong game lineup that includes Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, and League of Legends: Wild Rift. Both parties are committed to breaking new…

The global economy will be faced with a number of potential risk factors in 2021, including a renewed coronavirus spike in Europe and the U.S., a breakdown in financial stimulation policy negotiations in the U.S., and continued further deterioration in U.S.-China relations. Nevertheless, the latest World Economic Outlook report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF),…