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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Amicus announced its ambitions in gene therapy last year, recently purchased Celenex and 10 pipeline candidates, and now partners with Penn on gene therapies. Celltrion is collaborating with Emory in atherosclerosis therapies.
Helped by a new partnership with Belgium-based MaSTherCell, the South Korean biotech is aiming to initially challenge the European market with a stem cell therapy for atopic dermatitis, derived from human umbilical cord blood.
With partner CCHN, Alvotech will help finance construction of a biologics facility in Changchun, China. Novartis will work with Cellular Biomedicine to produce Kymriah for China, and will gain access to its CAR-T platform.
Korean pharma industry welcomes a bill that aims to establish fast-track review and approval system for innovative drugs and medicines used in public health crises.
Taking into consideration global and domestic trends, South Korean pharmas are increasingly finding their own strategies to seek open innovation and collaborations to develop novel new drugs. Two leading firms from the country shared their know-how and showcased successful open innovation cases during a recent gathering organized by a national industry association.
Helped by new guidelines, South Korean pharma and biotech firms now have clearer standards related to the reflection of R&D costs in their accounting books, with some pointing out that biosimilar companies may be the biggest beneficiaries.