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ALK maintains China bet despite geopolitical unrest

Front lines between China and the Western world have gotten more pronounced recently. Despite this, Danish allergy company ALK is ramping up its activities in the communist-ruled country with double-digit investments this year. ”China is a huge opportunity for us,” CEO Carsten Hellmann tells MedWatch.

Carsten Hellmann, CEO of ALK | Photo: ALK / PR

In recent times, a string of Danish life science firms has been worried over rising geopolitical tensions between Western countries and China.

Doubts about the Communist Party of China’s strategy for foreign companies that operate in the country have had some players, like Novo Nordisk and medtech company Linak, take steps toward greater independence from the ruling party at the center of it all.

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