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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Already having launched several portfolio companies, Roivant goes a step further by spinning out CNS specialist Arvelle from Axovant. BI and IBM will incorporate blockchain technology in clinical trials, while AbbVie licenses multiple myeloma candidate from TeneoBio.
Argos Therapeutics lands in the hands of Genexine and SCM Lifescience after the US immunotherapy firm was put up for sale by the Delaware bankruptcy court. The Korean biotechs plan to use the company’s cGMP facilities and experience in large US Phase III trials to accelerate their global market entry.
Biosimilar specialists Celltrion and Samsung Bioepis are poised to start competing in China, which they see as another promising market for their biosimilars amid the Chinese government's increasing policy support for biologics and generics, and rising competition elsewhere. Part of their tailored entry approach includes striking deals with local partners.
New potentially effective therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy, seen as the most pressing unmet need in this market, is on the horizon as FDA begins approval review of SK’s cenobamate, also marking a first for the Korean pharma industry.
Genentech will pay $120m up front to co-develop Xencor’s preclinical IL-15 candidate; deal also includes IL-15 R&D. Taiho licenses lung cancer candidate to Cullinan; Celgene and Triphase partner again.
After using government financial support to fund its early-stage clinical trials, Korean bioventure Cellid aims to further progress its first-in-class, cell-based cancer immunotherapeutic vaccines through an initial public offering in February.