Lisa provides editorial coverage of all aspects of Japan’s prescription drug market for Scrip and Pink Sheet, including company, market, pricing and regulatory developments, as well as publishing podcast content regularly in the local Japanese language.
Lisa brings close to a decade of experience working in either international teams or reporting, writing and editing, including in broadcast media through an internship as a TV reporter in Canada. Most recently, she covered the IT sector for ITmedia Enterprise in Japan. Lisa is bilingual in Japanese and English. She speaks basic French and Mandarin with keen interests in learning new languages. She holds an MA in Fine Art from Tokyo University of the Arts as well as a Master’s in Journalism from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada.
Latest From Lisa Takagi
A pioneering approval filing for a therapeutic app by Shionogi is set to herald expansion of ADHD therapies beyond the pill in Japan, along with growth in the pediatric segment for the disorder.
Soon-to-start digital transformation initiatives at the major Japanese pharma firm will focus on in-housing of IT systems and company-wide enhancement of AI/data analytics skills.
Daiichi Sankyo will expand its production site in Pfaffenhofen, Germany with new R&D capability for antibody-drug conjugates, spending €1bn. Behind the major new investment, the firm has recently filed for the approval of two ADCs in the US and is preparing global approval filings including in Europe and Asia.
Plus alliances involving Xyphos/Kelonia, Nippon Shinyaku/Vicor, Telix/QSAM, Nicox/Kowa, Kyowa Kirin/BridgeBio, as well as deals in brief.
When George Nakayama was assigned to lead Daiichi Sankyo despite his atypical background, the firm was facing several crises, including a probe into the acquisition of Ranbaxy and a looming patent cliff. So, what made him decide to focus on ADCs while reshaping the entire company?
The anti-C5 inhibitor sets an example of swift global trial and approval in China while fiercer competition awaits in the US, Europe and Japan.