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Experts shared views at a recent conference in Seoul on how the Korean biopharma industry has evolved and what needs to be done to move forward in the next 10 years. Policy efficiency and family ownership in the sector came in for particular scrutiny, with some calling for sweeping changes.
Among the strong performers, Hanmi benefitted from growth for in-house-developed metabolic disease drugs and China cold syrup sales and Daewoong was boosted by exports of botulinum toxin, while Boryung reported record quarterly sales helped by its flagship antihypertensive.
South Korean ministries release comprehensive broad steps under new government aimed at accelerating investment to deal with infectious diseases and supporting regulatory innovation, including speeding up processes, to match global standards, support new technologies and improve access.
SK Bioscience has received the world’s first approval of its in-house developed recombinant protein COVID-19 vaccine SKYCovione (GBP510), in its home market of South Korea, two years after it began development. Strong support from the domestic government and international cooperation helped pave the way.
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