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Ildong Joins Oral COVID-19 Drug Race Via Shionogi Partnership

Korean Phase II/III Study To Begin Soon

Executive Summary

Ildong has become the latest Korean pharma firm to start developing an oral COVID-19 drug in the country, potentially competing with Merck and Pfizer’s candidates which are now under approval review locally. The latest co-development deal is also set to expand the market prospects for the antiviral's Japanese originator.

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