Jung Won Shin
Jung Won focuses on coverage of all aspects of news in the Korean pharma and biotech industry as well as for regulatory matters. She covers major pharma and biotech conferences in Korea as well as interviewing key opinion leaders. She also handles a regular Korean language podcast on Scrip/Pink Sheet stories. She has worked previously for Dow Jones Newswires, covering various industry sectors and the economy.
Latest From Jung Won Shin
Yuhan’s oncology drug lazertinib is set to expand its indications in Korea to the first-line treatment of EGFR mutation-positive advanced NSCLC, based on new top-line Phase III data showing clinical benefits for all patient sub-groups.
South Korea's breakthrough therapy system, Global Innovative Products Fast Track, kicks off with Roche’s follicular lymphoma drug becoming the first to test the new system. Meanwhile, a state-run group is linking with pharma firms to rapidly bring in global new drugs.
Transactions involving Biocon/Zentiva, CrystalGenomics/PanGen, Umoja/IASO, Marinus/Tenacia, Ono/Captor and Daewoong/HitGen plus deals in brief.
Based on promising Phase II data, two companies in South Korea are moving ahead with late-stage development in the gout space, with JW Pharmaceutical getting approvals to begin a multinational Phase III trial for epaminurad, while LG Chem has recently submitted an application for a Phase III program with its contender tigulixostat.
VC Investment in South Korea’s biopharma sector drops again as investors continue to shy away amid higher interest rates and reduced out-licensing deals.
Scrip takes a look at the current landscape in the South Korean digital therapeutics sector, where some remaining gaps in regulation and reimbursement are seen but multiple products are now progressing through pivotal local clinical trials.