In-Licensing by Chinese Biotech Companies on the rise

An increasing number of drugs of European origin have been in-licensed to Chinese biotechnology companies.

Over the last five years, a steady increase in the number of yearly in-licensed assets from Europe can be observed. Whereas only 30 drugs were in-licensed in 2016, the number more than quadrupled in 2021 (YTD) to 121.


Most sought-after assets have been in orphan diseases, oncology and CNS.

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