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
South Korean pharma HK inno.N’s $500m IPO has drawn strong interest with subscriptions from institutional investors marking a record high. The IPO should help it speed up development of cell and gene therapies and beef up its vaccines business.
Mergers and acquisitions are set to gain momentum in South Korea as firms outside the sector seek new growth engines and more open-minded biopharma companies seek rapid growth and globalization.
South Korean firm teams with Speragen to develop enzyme-replacement therapy for the genetic disorder and with Mirum for maralixibat. Plus deals involving Takeda/PeptiDream, Hanmi/LegoChem, Sun/Cassiopea, LegoChem/Cellectar, ChubLab/CJ CheilJedang Corp., Alebund/Chugai, Kintor/Fosun, Astellas/ExCellThera and I-Mab/neoX/Immorna.
South Korea’s Ildong Pharmaceutical has begun a major transformation from an OTC-focused firm to an innovative R&D-based operation that aims to compete with global big pharma rivals, helped by both internal and external alliances, its R&D head says in an interview with Scrip.
Relief for Helixmith’s management as voting at recent shareholders' meeting failed to remove top executives, including the South Korean biotech’s founder and CEO, following recent setbacks. But the future of the board may now depend largely on the success of the ongoing clinical trials for lead assets and stock price recovery.
After apparent long delays in development, AbbVie returns rights to Dong-A's MerTK program, with the South Korean pharma yet to determine the fate of the still preclinical stage assets.