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April 2016

Life Science Innovation in China

Xiaoru Fei and Joseph Wong

Essays

This essay examines China’s advances in the life science sector, discussing key aspects of China's innovation ecosystem and the supportive role played by the government.

April 2016

Priming the Pump: Applying Lessons Learned from High-Tech Innovation to the Life Sciences in China

Benjamin Shobert

Essays

This essay explores parallels between China’s approaches to clean technology and the life science sector in order to better understand the potential impact of Chinese innovation on the development of the global life science industry.

June 2015

2015 Pacific Energy Summit Media Wrap-Up

Event Multimedia & Summary

The 2015 Pacific Energy Summit hosted three on-the-record media roundtables on "U.S.-China Energy Cooperation," "The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in Asia," and "Health and the Environment." Access the audio for each roundtable and links to featured expert quotes.

June 2015

Voices from the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit: Health and the Environment

Expert Voices

May 29, 2015, NBR hosted an on-the-record media roundtable discussion in Beijing, China, as part of the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit. combating pollution, developing renewables and sustainable energy mixes, and the role of government in protecting health and energy security. Listen to audio and read select highlights.

June 2015

Shifts in Japan’s Life Science and Health Care Policy

Health Q&A

Yuji Yamamoto (MinaCare) discusses Japan’s revised policies toward its life science sector and assesses the government’s new efforts to leverage the sector as a key driver of economic growth.

May 2015

A Chinese Perspective on National Life Science Innovation and Leadership

Health Q&A

Yiwu He (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) compares and contrasts the environments for innovation in the life sciences in the United States and China. He argues that China’s life science sector is likely to benefit over the long term from significant financial investments from the government and private funds that allow for R&D failures over the short term.

April 2015

Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry as a Strategic Focus for South Korea

Health Q&A

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has endorsed healthcare as a strategic industry for South Korea. Joo Hun You (South Korea's Ministry of Health and Welfare) discusses the relationship between the country’s domestic health industry and healthcare system and implications of this endorsement for the U.S.–South Korea strategic relationship.

December 2014

The Current Ebola Outbreak: Implications for Asia and Global Health Innovation

Health Q&A

BT Slingsby (Global Health Innovative Technology Fund) discusses what makes the 2014 Ebola outbreak so different, why no approved tools yet exist to prevent and control the disease, and what the implications of the outbreak are for the United States, Asia, and global health R&D.

November 2014

Resourcing India’s Future: Addressing Challenges in Healthcare, Innovation, and Public Policy

Policy Q&A

Anup Malani (University of Chicago Law School and Pritzker School of Medicine) offers insights into efforts to strengthen India’s healthcare sector and discusses how U.S.-India collaboration can facilitate the innovation needed to achieve the Modi administration’s ambitious targets.

August 2014

The Value of Product Development Partnerships

Rob Lin and Rob Lin

Health Q&A

A product development partnership (PDP) is a 21st-century nonprofit organizational structure that enables the public, private, academic, and philanthropic sectors to aggregate funding for the development of drugs, vaccines, and other health tools as public goods. Rob Lin, Vice President of Finance at the Infectious Diseases Research Institute (IDRI), about the value of the PDP model to global health R&D, criticisms of the model, and its significance for the U.S.-Asia relationship.

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