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S. Korea to Accelerate Development of Five New Industries

S. Korea to Accelerate Development of Five New Industries

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will lower regulatory hurdles for five promising industries and support their research and development (R&D) to help local companies lead fast-changing technology trends and create quality jobs, the government said Friday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy launched a consultative body composed of government and company [...]

SK Chemicals Works with Daewoong Pharm to Boost Sales of Shingles Vaccine

SK Chemicals Works with Daewoong Pharm to Boost Sales of Shingles Vaccine

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Chemicals Co., a South Korean vaccine maker, said Thursday it has joined with Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co. to sell its herpes zoster vaccine in South Korea. Under the agreement, the two companies will work together on the sales and marketing of Skyzoster, a shingles vaccine developed by SK Chemicals, [...]

E-Mart Unveils ‘Robot Concierge’

E-Mart Unveils ‘Robot Concierge’

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s leading discount store chain operator, said it launched a test operation of a robot to provide automated concierge service to shoppers on Wednesday, as the company moves to strengthen its competitiveness in its offline distribution network with cutting-edge technologies. The proof of concept for the [...]

Government Scientists to Decode Fruit and Vegetable Genomes

Government Scientists to Decode Fruit and Vegetable Genomes

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean agricultural authorities have revealed plans to decode the genomes of popular agricultural products including strawberries and bell peppers. According to the plans released by the Rural Development Administration (RDA) on Wednesday, the new project will decode the genomes of 23 valuable agricultural products and animals including the Jeju [...]

Naver Opens AI Research Lab with HKUST

Naver Opens AI Research Lab with HKUST

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top portal operator Naver Corp. said Friday it has opened a research center specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) technology with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). The South Korean company said the research center, dubbed NAVER/LINE-HKUST AI Laboratory, will operate in Hong Kong and carry [...]

Researchers Develop Unmanned Vessel to View Coastal Underwater Topography

Researchers Develop Unmanned Vessel to View Coastal Underwater Topography

BUSAN, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s state-run maritime institute said Friday it has successfully used an unmanned vessel to observe underwater topography close to shore. A team of researchers led by Shin Dong-hyeok remotely controlled the unmanned ship equipped with a multibeam echo sounder to check underwater features in relatively shallow waters, according to the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and [...]

KIST Discovers Farming Technique Doubling Anti-cancer Effect of Kale

KIST Discovers Farming Technique Doubling Anti-cancer Effect of Kale

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean researchers have developed a new agricultural technology that significantly raises the level of anti-cancer benefits in kale. A research team led by Dr. Roh Joo-won at the Convergence Research Center for Smart Farm Solutions has discovered a method to maximize isothiocyanates, which are a cancer fighting compound found [...]

S. Korean Scientists Develop Cancer Treatment Using LED

S. Korean Scientists Develop Cancer Treatment Using LED

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of South Korean scientists have developed a minimally invasive technology to diagnose and treat cancer by using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and laparoscopy, the state-run institute said Monday. The Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) said it has developed a technology that can target tumor cells and it is in the process of transferring [...]