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‘Innovation’ nation

China is finally embracing biopharmaceutical innovation, but it is innovation that looks different from that in the West.

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Fig. 1: Size of pool of Chinese students in the United States annually from 2000 to 2018.
Fig. 2: Private investment in Chinese and European biotech companies.
Fig. 3: Countries where key discoveries for new therapeutic modalities have been made since biotech’s inception.
Fig. 4: Granted Chinese invention biotech patents by country of first filing, 2009–2018.
Fig. 5: Lagging life sciences.

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Huggett, B. ‘Innovation’ nation. Nat Biotechnol 37, 1264–1276 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-019-0306-9

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