Voronoi In Spotlight For Brain-Permeable Lung Cancer Candidate
Korean Venture Building Platforms, Eyes IPO
South Korea’s unicorn biotech Voronoi is counting on its novel lung cancer therapy to become a game changer in the market thanks to its high target selectivity and brain permeability.
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After a year full of disappointing and unexpected events, the South Korean pharma sector is hoping for a turnaround in 2020, with expected biosimilar launches in global markets, progress in drug pipelines, large IPOs and implementation of a new law on cutting-edge biologics.
Oncolytic virus firm SillaJen, which hoped to get back on track and resume stock trading after it found a new owner last year, is set to be delisted from Korea’s Kosdaq market as the exchange makes a preliminary decision.
Public Company Edition: While panelists at Biotech Showcase argued merging with a special purpose acquisition corporation is not as attractive as it used to be, firms continue to pursue this go-public alternative. Also, Hillstream launched a small IPO and Cytokinetics accessed cash from Royalty Pharma.