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KAIST and Amorepacific Develop Reverse Aging Technology That Brings Youth to Aged Cells

KAIST and Amorepacific Develop Reverse Aging Technology That Brings Youth to Aged Cells

DAEJEON, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research team has developed a reverse-aging technology that can transform aged cells into young cells. A joint team consisting of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and those from cosmetics giant Amorepacific Corp. said Thursday it had developed a reverse-aging technology that [...]

S. Korea Joins CEPI to Support Vaccine Research, Development

S. Korea Joins CEPI to Support Vaccine Research, Development

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea joined the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Initiative (CEPI) and pledged to donate US$3 million this year to help develop vaccines for COVID-19 and other emerging epidemics, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. The CEPI is a global partnership joined by public, private and civil society organizations to fund [...]

Drug Ministry Approves Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine, Treatment

Drug Ministry Approves Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine, Treatment

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s drug safety agency has approved clinical trials of vaccine and treatment candidates currently under development by two local drug manufacturers, industry officials said Tuesday. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety on Monday gave the green light to conduct a phase one clinical trial of a vaccine [...]

Higher Density of Ultrafine Dust Aggravates Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis: Study

Higher Density of Ultrafine Dust Aggravates Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that a higher density of ultrafine dust in the atmosphere aggravates the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. A research team led by Hong Seung-no, a professor of otolaryngology at the Boramae Medical Center, said Thursday it confirmed the correlation between the density of ultra-fine dust [...]

Celltrion Eyes Emergency Authorization for COVID-19 Treatment Next Month

Celltrion Eyes Emergency Authorization for COVID-19 Treatment Next Month

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean pharmaceutical giant Celltrion Inc.’s coronavirus treatment is likely to file for emergency authorization use from local drug authorities next month, the company’s chief said Wednesday. CT-P59, anti-COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment, is currently undergoing a phase two clinical trial locally after successfully completing a phase one clinical trial [...]

S. Korean Drug Firms Ink Major COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatment Manufacturing Deals

S. Korean Drug Firms Ink Major COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatment Manufacturing Deals

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of major South Korean pharmaceutical companies have recently signed a series of deals to manufacture vaccines and treatment drugs for the novel coronavirus, industry watchers said Wednesday. Among the front-runners is industry leader Samsung Biologics Co., which successfully inked two contract manufacturing organization (CMO) agreements this year. [...]

Samsung Biologics Inks COVID-19 Drug Manufacturing Deal with Eli Lilly

Samsung Biologics Inks COVID-19 Drug Manufacturing Deal with Eli Lilly

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean pharmaceutical firm Samsung Biologics Co. said Tuesday it has signed a long-term agreement with U.S. pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company to manufacture a novel coronavirus-neutralizing antibody. Under the contract manufacturing organization (CMO) agreement, Samsung Biologics will provide Eli Lilly’s investigational neutralizing antibody for the treatment of [...]