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SK Bioscience Wins US$31.3 mln Deal to Supply Chickenpox Vaccines to Latin America

SK Bioscience Wins US$31.3 mln Deal to Supply Chickenpox Vaccines to Latin America

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean vaccine maker SK Bioscience Co. said Monday it has secured a US$31.3 million deal from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to supply chickenpox vaccines to Latin American countries. SK Bioscience said it has recently delivered its first batch of shipments of SKY Varicella, the company’s chickenpox [...]

4 Hospitals Tasked with Development of Smart Hospital Model

4 Hospitals Tasked with Development of Smart Hospital Model

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced that it had selected four hospitals to participate in an initiative to develop new smart hospital services. The project is aimed at developing and verifying a leading model to improve patient safety and medical service quality by leveraging information and communications technology [...]

S. Korea to Conduct Large-scale Quarterly Tests for COVID-19 Antibody Positivity

S. Korea to Conduct Large-scale Quarterly Tests for COVID-19 Antibody Positivity

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to conduct tests for COVID-19 antibody positivity this month to secure scientific data for pandemic-related policies, health officials said Tuesday. The state-run National Institute of Infectious Diseases will test a selected pool of 10,000 people aged 5 and above across the country later this month to [...]

S. Korean Drug, Biotech Firms Look for New Growth Engines, Preparing for Endemic

S. Korean Drug, Biotech Firms Look for New Growth Engines, Preparing for Endemic

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean drug and biotechnology companies are speeding up efforts to explore new growth engines to cope with the shift of COVID-19 from pandemic to endemic. Pharmaceutical giant Celltrion Inc. aims to launch its autoimmune disease biosimilar Yuflyma in the United States this year. It also made an equity [...]

Celltrion’s Autoimmune Disease Biosimilar to Land in U.S. in July 2023

Celltrion’s Autoimmune Disease Biosimilar to Land in U.S. in July 2023

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean pharmaceutical giant Celltrion Inc. said Wednesday it will begin sales of its autoimmune disease biosimilar Yuflymain in the United States in July 2023. The plan comes as Celltrion has settled a patent dispute with U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc. Yuflyma — a biosimilar referencing blockbuster drug Humira — [...]

Researchers Develop New Molecular Diagnosis Technology that Can Rapidly Detect COVID-19

Researchers Develop New Molecular Diagnosis Technology that Can Rapidly Detect COVID-19

SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has developed a new molecular diagnosis technology that can detect not only COVID-19 but also other future viruses in a rapid and accurate manner. The National Research Foundation of Korea said Monday that researchers at Konkuk University had succeeded in developing a molecular diagnosis procedure that can [...]