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S. Korea to Mass-produce Antibody Treatment of COVID-19 This Month

S. Korea to Mass-produce Antibody Treatment of COVID-19 This Month

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to mass-produce an antibody material later this month that can be used to treat the novel coronavirus, health authorities said Tuesday. The country’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is currently reviewing phase 2/3 clinical tests for the antibody-based treatment, and aims to mass-produce so-called production verification [...]

Nafamostat Undergoing Clinical Trials After Curing Coronavirus Patients

Nafamostat Undergoing Clinical Trials After Curing Coronavirus Patients

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Nafamostat, a drug used to treat acute pancreatitis and prevent blood clotting for patients receiving blood dialysis, was found to be effective against COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Professors Rhee Ji-young and Jang Suk-bin from Dankook University Hospital published an article detailing the use of nafamostat [...]

S. Korea to Conduct Tests of COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatment Candidates on Monkeys This Month

S. Korea to Conduct Tests of COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatment Candidates on Monkeys This Month

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will test treatment and vaccine candidates against the new coronavirus on monkeys this month, the science ministry said Wednesday. Two experimental treatments and one vaccine candidate against the novel coronavirus under development by unidentified firms or research organizations will be tested on monkeys as part of the [...]

S. Korean Company to Start Clinical Trial for Potential Coronavirus Treatment in U.S.

S. Korean Company to Start Clinical Trial for Potential Coronavirus Treatment in U.S.

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biopharmaceutical maker Genexine Inc. said Thursday it has won approval to conduct a clinical trial for its potential coronavirus treatment in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light for the phase 1 clinical trial of anti-cancer drug candidate GX-I7 for [...]

Korean Researcher Develops Breakthrough Parkinson’s Treatment

Korean Researcher Develops Breakthrough Parkinson’s Treatment

SEOUL, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A Korean scientist has succeeded in curing Parkinson’s disease using a patient’s own stem cells for the first time in history. Prof. Kim Kwang-soo of McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School and his research team announced Tuesday that they had succeeded in a clinical treatment of transplanting stem cells extracted [...]

Celltrion’s COVID-19 Treatment Candidate Shows Positive Results in Animal Testing

Celltrion’s COVID-19 Treatment Candidate Shows Positive Results in Animal Testing

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Celltrion Inc. announced Monday that positive results were shown for its treatment for the novel coronavirus in animal testing. The company said its antiviral antibody treatment showed a 100-fold reduction in the viral load of SARS-CoV-2, the virus known to be causing COVID-19, in an [...]