In 2020, the Chinese NMPA established the Rare Diseases Registry. Since then, more foreign and local drug companies have been interested in getting their rare disease drugs into China. According to GlobalData’s Drugs Intelligence Database, there are now 378 drugs for rare diseases in development in China, with over half of them in at least Phase 2 development. China approved 11 rare disease drugs to date in 2022 with more in the pipeline. As mentioned in our earlier news briefs, China’s NMPA is now favoring rare disease and pediatric drugs with faster review times.