Jung Won Shin
Jung Won focuses on coverage of all aspects of news in the Korean pharma and biotech industry as well as for regulatory matters. She covers major pharma and biotech conferences in Korea as well as interviewing key opinion leaders. She also handles a regular Korean language podcast on Scrip/Pink Sheet stories. She has worked previously for Dow Jones Newswires, covering various industry sectors and the economy.
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A policy report by a major South Korean pharma industry association puts forward suggestions on what it will take for a new pan-government control tower to function properly.
At the recent World Bio Summit in Seoul, global health leaders discussed international cooperation strategies and policies to prepare for the next pandemic, with a focus on rapid vaccine development.
Recent sizable out-licensing deals with global big pharma firms are raising hopes of a recovery in Korean biopharma alliances and also point to possible changes in deal structures towards international norms.
Plus deals involving Fujimoto/Egetis, Chugai/Cheplapharm, Celest/Senti, Shionogi/Apnimed, Jiangsu Hengrui/Merck KGaA, Jiangsu Hengrui/Elevar, Sun/Zydus, C4U/Healiva, Shanghai Henlius/Intas, Ono/Turbine, EpimAB/Almirall and Alar/Indivior.
An over-reliance on out-licensing as a business model may restrict the healthy growth of South Korean biopharma firms over the longer term, a Citeline executive told a recent symposium in Seoul.
South Korea’s Second Vice Minister of Health and Welfare Minsoo Park talks to the Pink Sheet about a broad range of issues including the government’s priorities for innovative R&D, as well as challenges in reaching these goals, measures to deal with the deterioration in biopharma investment sentiment and regulatory changes to support drug development.