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Jung Won Shin
Jung Won is a reporter based in Seoul covering South Korea, most recently working for PharmAsia News. Her work covers corporate activities in the South Korean pharma/biotech sector as well as government policy and regulatory news. In her role, Jung Won focuses on R&D strategies, clinical development, licensing deals and other major corporate deals and activities in the country's pharma/biotech sector as well as major government measures or regulatory activities in the sector.
Prior to joining Informa, Jung Won worked for Dow Jones Newswires in Seoul, covering stories in various industries and government. Outside of work, she likes to travel and spend time with her family and friends.
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AbClon has made a strong debut on the Kosdaq market with investors backing the innovative antibody drug firm in a year where IPOs by South Korean novel drug developers have been generally scarce.
Bilateral ties between South Korea and China may have slumped to a new low, but that doesn’t seem to have deterred deals between firms in the two nations in the biotech space. Scrip takes a closer look at the deal-making flow and whether it is sustainable.
Merck adds to its immuno-oncology R&D heft with purchase of Rigontec, while Allergan will collaborate with Lyndra to produce once-weekly drugs for Alzheimer’s disease.
Regenerative drug company TissueGene’s proposed IPO in South Korea is drawing keen interest, coming close on the heels of the recent approval of its novel osteoarthritis drug in the country. Success of the IPO will be crucial for the company to proceed with a Phase III US study of the drug.
EU clearance of Samsung Bioepis' Imraldi, its adalimumab biosimilar, is the South Korean firm's third biosimilar anti-TNF alpha product to get approval in Europe.
Amid repeated calls industry, South Korea decides to pay for Keytruda and Opdivo in its first reimbursement of immuno-oncology drugs, albeit at limited scope. The government is poised to expand reimbursement of IO drugs going forward amid its plan to significantly expand health insurance coverage.