Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) Taiwan General Manager Elbert Man’s people-centric outlook on life and work is a perfect match for the pharmaceutical industry. Man emphasizes transparency, respect for boundaries, and healthy debate as essential to fostering high-performing teams, a philosophy that has helped him advance through several country manager roles at international pharma companies.   Outside…

“The confluence of biology, chemistry, and data sciences provides the opportunity to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. But this opportunity only exists for companies and scientists who dare to ask, ‘what if.’”  Those were the words of Werner Baumann, chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer AG, when he opened the company’s…

In the 60 years since Pfizer set up its first factory in Taiwan, the company has relentlessly pursued life-changing pharmaceutical and biotechnological breakthroughs. The company’s most important accomplishment in Taiwan, however, is its contribution to improving patients’ quality of life through the introduction to the market of the most advanced, innovative drugs, notes Country Manager…

After nearly two years, COVID-19 continues to impact countries around the world. The pandemic has also highlighted the vital role of healthcare companies in developing and ensuring the equitable distribution of life-saving medicines.   Among those involved in the effort to stop the spread and negative effects of coronavirus is global pharmaceutical firm Merck, Sharp, and…

In an industry as focused on people as healthcare, companies must not only dedicate themselves to the consistent discovery of new and innovative medicines and treatments, they need also demonstrate a solid commitment to improving the quality of patients’ lives. For Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical multinational with a 145-year history, such a commitment…

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented Taiwan with a unique opportunity to gain a lead in the Asia-Pacific’s new drug discovery sector. But for Taiwan to excel, the biomedical industry is calling for a change of policies. Taiwan has been striving for many years to position itself as a regional biomedical hub and an attractive location…

During the pandemic, those previously unaware of the intricate distribution process of vaccines and pharmaceuticals learned a great deal about the complexity of the business, which involves cold-chain management and other massive logistical challenges. Zuellig Pharma plays a pivotal role in this process in Asia. The company was founded a century ago in the Philippines…

Although a newcomer to the healthcare scene, global pharmaceutical company Viatris, formed in November 2020 through a merger of Upjohn, a legacy division of Pfizer, and Mylan, already has a sizable industry footprint. By combining the two complementary businesses, the merger has accelerated their ability to serve patients and expanded their resources across more than…