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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Nippon Shinyaku obtains rights to sell Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome drug Fintepla in its home market. Sun Pharma increases its ownership stake in Russia’s PJSC Biosintez.
Korea temporarily suspends reimbursement of drugs involved in Dong-A ST’s alleged illegal rebate payments to doctors, raising concerns from the industry whether the new measures are appropriate. The company concedes it violated the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act but vows to seek legal redress as it claims there are substantial issues with the punitive measures.
New clinical trial approval data show that early-stage studies of novel drug candidates by South Korean pharma and biotech firms sharply increased in 2018, underlining the industry’s ongoing shift towards innovation. Trials of oncology drugs continued to dominate, while clinical work in rare disorders such as hemophilia and Crohn’s disease has noticeably increased.
The head of global business strategy at ViroMed, one of the gene therapy companies nearing the commercial stage in the US, talks exclusively to Scrip about the South Korean biotech’s strategies, including for pricing and manufacturing, which are emerging as key considerations for developers.