Shanghai Huaota Biopharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Huaota Biopharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (aka ‘Huaota’) was established in September 2013. Huaota is a subsidiary of Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Driven by innovation and development, Huaota has built comprehensive and integrated platforms to develop novel biologics. The R&D platform at Huaota supports the identification and development of new monoclonal antibodies, bispecific antibodies, fusion proteins, ADC drugs, etc. Empowered by an effective quality system,the pilot platform for DS and DP production is in compliance with applicable GMP standards and received the Manufacture License of Pharmaceutical Production in 2020. Disposable technology and the world's leading 200L and 1000L disposable bioreactors from GE were employed in the DS pilot production. The DP workshop is equipped with complete sets of vials and prefilled syringe filling lines imported from BOSCH Germany, capable of supporting the production of up to 17,000 PFS/hour and 12,000 vials/hour. The quality control lab has a variety of advanced analytical instruments fulfilling the analytical needs, such as product release and stability studies, of supporting production, registration, and clinical trials.

Independent research and development drive innovation. Huaota has a diverse product pipeline covering therapeutic areas such as tumors and autoimmune diseases. At present, there are over twenty projects under development. Many of them have obtained IND approval and multiple clinical trials are undertaken in the United States, New Zealand, and China. Over the years, Huaota has completed many science and technology projects in collaboration with universities, research institutes, and other research organizations in China and globally. In 2019, Huaota was certified as High- and New-Technology Enterprise. By now, Huaota has applied for several domestic and international invention patents.

In today’s fast lane of biopharmaceuticals development,Huaota is inspired by the mission of ‘Innovation brings the future, Quality makes the brand’. With a culture of open-mindedness, innovation, and dedication Huaota continues to develop a variety of innovative yet affordable biological drugs to meet the unmet medical needs globally.


Dr. Zhu is a well-recognized expert in antibody drug discovery, process development, and manufacture facility construction. Prior to joining Huahai, he worked at Boehringer Ingelheim for more than 8 years in different function areas at multiple locations (Ridgefield, USA; Biberach, Germany; and Shanghai, China). He led and engaged in over 20 global biological research projects including current clinic Phase I-III projects and market products especially the successful development of blockbuster biologics, Skyrizi at BI. Before BI, Dr. Zhu had worked in the field of antibody drug discovery and process development with more than 20 years of industrial experience

Dr. Zhu holds a Ph.D. degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Zhan is the vice president of antibody discovery and mainly responsible for identifying new targets, designing new antibody molecules and developing the RD technical platforms at Huaota. 

Dr. Zhan has long been engaged in research in the field of cellular immunity and has made significant contributions in the fields of immune cell activation/differentiation/survival, cell interaction, production of cytokine and antibody. Dr. Zhan has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in top international journals. His research focuses on the participation of immune cells and cytokines in the onset and treatment of tumors, autoimmune diseases, and infectious diseases, and has obtained related patents and products.

Dr. Zhan received his Ph.D. degree in immunology from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and then worked at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Australia.

Dr. Chen is the vice president of quality and compliance and mainly responsible for managing the quality and compliance related activities at Huaota.

Dr. Chen has about 15 years of pharmaceutical research and development experience. Prior to joining Huaota, Dr. Chen had served at several positions in different countries with increasing responsibilities in Boehringer Ingelheim and Johnson & Johnson, primarily in the fields of analytics, quality and compliance. 

Dr. Chen holds a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University, a master’s degree from Shanghai institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a Ph.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University. 

Mr. Huan Yang is currently the Vice President of Business Development at Shanghai Huaota Bio-Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. He is primarily responsible for the business planning of the company's global new drug layout and establishing authorized partnerships.

With over 15 years of experience in both external and internal business development within the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Huan Yang has played a pivotal role in facilitating the external authorization of self-developed innovative projects and the introduction of overseas innovative projects for several pharmaceutical companies with annual revenues exceeding 5 billion. The scope of his involvement spans various therapeutic areas, including oncology, autoimmunity, cardiovascular diseases, central nervous system disorders, anti-infectives, respiratory disorders, ophthalmology, urology, gastrointestinal tract disease, metabolism-related disorders, estrogen-related projects, and value-based production technology transfers. The transactions orchestrated by Mr. Yang encompass a wide array of countries and markets, such as China, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, North America, Europe, Russia, the Association of Independent States, the Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, and Latin America. His expertise extends to encompass a deep understanding of international pharmaceutical registration and regulations, market strategy planning, and cross-regional strategic positioning.

Mr. Huan Yang holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Tunghai University and an MBA degree from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.


  • 2021

    Merging of Zhejiang Huahai Biopharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary of Huaota focusing on manufacturing of phase III clinical trial supplies and commercial products 

    Multiple projects obtained IND approval (HB0025 from FDA, HB0030 from CDE, HB0034 from New Zealand)

  • 2020

    In January, Huaota received Manufacture License of Pharmaceutical Products

    Multiple projects obtained IND approval (HB0017 ,HOT-1030,HB0025, HB002.1M)

  • 2019

    In June, Huaota entered into an agreement with Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd; Junshi acquired the Avastin monoclonal antibody biosimilar (project code "HOT-1010") from Huaota

    In December, Huaota was certified as High –and New-Technology Enterprise

  • 2018

    In November, Huabo Biopharm was certified as High –and New-Technology Enterprise

    In March, renamed “Shanghai Huaota Biopharmaceutical Co., Ltd.”

    In March, Huaota started the first  clinical trial: Phase I study of HB002.1M, a VEGFFR1-Fc for ophthalmic injection

  • 2017

    In September, Huahai Pharmaceutical reached a strategic collaboration  with Korea Eutilex Co., Ltd.

    In June, Huaota received the first IND approval for clinical trial of the  project HB002.1M, a VEGFFR1-Fc for ophthalmic injection

    In September, Huaota completed the shareholding system reform 
  • 2016

    In August, Huaota’s pilot plant was officially launched.

  • 2013

    In September, Huaota was established

    In May,Huahai Pharmaceutical reached a strategic collaboration with US Oncobiologics Inc.

  • 2011

    In June, Huabo Biopharm was established


  • Mission

    Innovation brings the future, Quality makes the brand

  • Vision

    To establish a world class biopharma developing high-quality yet affordable novel biologics to address unmet medical needs globally

  • Core Values

    Innovation, Quality, Perseverance

  • Spirit

    Open-mindedness, Collaboration, Integrity, Dedication