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Dexter Yan

Senior Reporter

Shanghai, China

Dexter Yan is a senior writer covering China’s surging pharma industry on the APAC Pharma news team. With a keen interest in R&D and commercial activities taking place around the clock, he is always on the lookout for opportunities to keep readers better informed of any developments in the field.

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