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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Latest From Jung Won Shin
Dermatology-focused regenerative medicine firm Fibrocell has been reviewing strategic opportunities for more than a year; April’s FCX-007 license deal with Castle Creek results in buyout.
RiKen gets $9.3m up front plus potential milestones and royalties for use of its aAVC technology, while retaining research rights to the platform. JW Pharmaceutical acquires Vietnam’s Euvipharm.
Digital health initiatives are rapidly emerging in Asia amid robust innovation and rising R&D activities in the region, but there are still some hurdles to overcome. An executive from Pfizer talks to Scrip about some of the major trends, opportunities and challenges.
Kolon TissueGene is facing delisting in South Korea after the recent revocation of approval of gene therapy Invossa, which could fuel legal action from shareholders. The company still hopes to resume Invossa trials in the US by submitting additional data demanded by the FDA.
The planned merger between Genexine and ToolGen, which was poised to create a major Korean biotech entity, has collapsed amid recent generally weak investor sentiment over the sector. But the two sides will maintain their collaborations for new drug development going forward, with a focus on gene and cell therapies.
Amid fierce jostling among Asian countries to attract clinical research, South Korea unveils a five-year road map to accelerate trial activities and improve global competitiveness, focusing on expansion of opportunities for rare and intractable diseases, protection of subjects' rights and enhancement of new drug development capabilities.