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.
Latest From Jung Won Shin
Hanmi licenses out GLP-1/glucagon receptor dual agonist for NASH to Merck, in a deal worth up to $870m, marking a positive turn for the Korean firm's pipeline after Janssen returned rights last year.
Private Company Edition: Several drug developers targeting neurological diseases raised venture capital recently. In addition to Nura Bio, Encoded Therapeutics revealed a $135m series D round. Also, Longwood closed a $170m fund and Flagship launched Omega Therapeutics with $85m.
Spectrum is set to discuss NDA submission plans with the US FDA after unveiling positive top line results from Cohort 2 of the Phase II ZENITH20 study with poziotinib, in pretreated NSCLC patients with HER2 exon 20 insertion mutations. The drug, licensed from Hanmi, failed in the Cohort 1 part of the trial earlier this year.
The South Korean pharma firm, which has been focusing on North America, decides to sell two subsidiaries there as the prolonged coronavirus pandemic further delays commercial manufacturing of plasma products.
Celltrion presses ahead with Phase I study of COVID-19 antibody therapeutic, encouraged by the support of the South Korean government. The firm also urges global cooperation to lower prices of COVID-19 drugs and vaccines to end the global pandemic.