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Vol 19, No 07, July 2015
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Helsinn Group opens representative office in China

Helsinn Group, an independent, privately-owned, Swiss pharmaceutical company, has officially inaugurated Helsinn's Representative Office in Beijing, PRC. With headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland, and operating subsidiaries in Ireland and the United States, Helsinn is currently a worldwide leader in cancer supportive care, focused on developing, manufacturing and supplying innovative products and services to improve the lives of people with cancer. "We are committed to bringing quality, reliability and integrity to everything we do and everyone we partner with. China is a fast growing economy, and the people of China have a strong tradition with a long and continuous history, we expect that our presence in China will soon develop into a fruitful collaborations with both the scientific and the industrial communities," Riccardo Braglia, Helsinn Group CEO, stated.

Helsinn's business model is focused on the licensing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutritional supplement products in therapeutic niche areas. Helsinn Group in-licenses early-to-late stage new chemical entities, completes their development through the performance of pre-clinical and clinical studies and Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control (CMC) development, and files and attains their market approvals worldwide. Helsinn's products are out-licensed to its network of local marketing and commercial partners, selected for their deep in-market knowledge and know-how whom Helsinn assists and supports by providing a full range of product and scientific management services, including commercial, regulatory, financial, legal, and medical marketing advice.

The active pharmaceutical ingredients and the finished products are manufactured according to the highest quality, safety, and environmental standards at Helsinn's GMP facilities in Switzerland and Ireland and supplied worldwide to its customers.

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