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.
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South Korea is making a strategic push to strengthen its vaccine capabilities, with a focus on COVID-19 and future pandemics and the aim of becoming a global development hub. But one expert told a recent meeting that these goals should not overshadow the government’s original aim of becoming self-sufficient for the national immunization program.
The International Vaccine Institute’s director general warns about COVID-19 vaccine distribution inequalities and its serious consequences, arguing the case for increased global coordination and responsibility for action to improve the situation.
GSK could soon see an approval in Japan for its antibody therapy following a filing for emergency use, while South Korea looks to build its mRNA vaccine capabilities through a new consortium.
Korean bioventure Genome & Co. is accelerating growth by acquiring US microbiome CDMO List Labs, following on from its purchase of US microbiome therapeutics firm Scioto last year. With its microbiome pipeline reaching milestones as planned, Genome appears on track for its goal of becoming a fully integrated global biopharma concern.
Korea's GNT Pharma is set to take its first-in-class, multi-targeted stroke therapy Nelonemdaz into Phase III, raising hopes for a new treatment that could sharply reduce disabilities and death in stroke patients.
Hugel says its longer-term global growth strategy will remain intact after a major acquisition of the Korean medical aesthetics company by a consortium including GS Group.