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S. Korea to Begin Inoculations This Week, Herd Immunity by Nov. in Question

S. Korea to Begin Inoculations This Week, Herd Immunity by Nov. in Question

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will begin its first inoculations against the novel coronavirus later this week, health authorities said Tuesday, adding it might not be able to achieve herd immunity by November. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said it will launch the free inoculation program with British-Swedish pharmaceutical [...]

Less than Half of S. Koreans Willing to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Shots Immediately

Less than Half of S. Koreans Willing to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Shots Immediately

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Less than half of South Koreans are willing to receive COVID-19 vaccine shots immediately, without waiting for further reports on those vaccines’ effects, an opinion poll showed Monday. In the survey conducted on 1,020 people aged 18 or over by the Korea Society Opinion Institute from last Friday to [...]

Celltrion to Supply Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Without Profit Margin in S. Korea

Celltrion to Supply Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Without Profit Margin in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biopharmaceutical company Celltrion Inc. will supply its antibody treatment for COVID-19 without a profit margin in South Korea, its chairman has said. Celltrion’s CT-P59 won the South Korean drug safety agency’s conditional approval earlier this month, becoming the first locally made treatment for the virus. The drug [...]

Celltrion Begins Developing COVID-19 Cocktail Treatment to Tackle Variants

Celltrion Begins Developing COVID-19 Cocktail Treatment to Tackle Variants

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Celltrion Inc. said Thursday that its anti-COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment has confirmed neutralizing potency against the British variant, and the South Korean pharmaceutical giant has also begun developing a neutralizing antibody cocktail treatment. CT-P59, an anti-COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment, won the country’s drug safety agency’s conditional approval earlier this [...]

AI Measures Risk of Side Effects After Joint Replacement Surgery

AI Measures Risk of Side Effects After Joint Replacement Surgery

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) program that studies the distinct features of patients undergoing joint replacement surgery to predict the risks of side effects. Researchers from Seoul National University Hospital announced Tuesday that they had developed an AI-based web platform that can predict [...]

Celltrion Begins Supplying COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

Celltrion Begins Supplying COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean pharmaceutical giant Celltrion Inc. began supplying its COVID-19 antibody treatment to medical institutions in the country Wednesday. CT-P59 won the drug safety agency’s conditional approval earlier this month, becoming the first locally made treatment for COVID-19. CT-P59 will be administered to COVID-19 patients at higher risk, referring [...]