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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Faced with the risk of losing their investment from a possible stock delisting amid prosecutors’ probes into company’s management, SillaJen’s individual minority shareholders are demanding the Korea Exchange resume trading of the biotech’s stock, in a rare united move.
Also, deals involving Sumitomo Dainippon, Tolero, Boston Biomedical, Zai Lab, Turning Point, SciClone, EpicentRx, Yuhan, GI Innovation, Takeda, Carmine, HitGen, Morphic, CStone and Burning Rock.
USITC’s initial decision in the Medytox and Daewoong botulinum dispute is favorable to Medytox and poised to take a toll on the Korean firm and partner Evolus as they face a 10-year ban on imports of their product to the US.
Private Company Edition: BioGeneration closed a €105m ($119m) fund to continue backing new European companies, while Samsara BioCapital, Evotec and KCK Ltd. launched the virtual incubator Autobahn Labs. Also, Poseida, Annexon and Goldfinch close $100m-plus VC rounds.
Also, deals involving Immunomic, Replicate, Biocon, DKSH, Genor, G1, Daiichi Sankyo, Esperion, Alteogen, Gelesis, China Medical System Holdings, Sosei and EverInsight.
As South Korea’s drug ministry decides to rescind approval of Medytox’s botulinum toxin product following manipulation of manufacturing and quality control documents, competition among existing rivals and newcomers is expected to further intensify.