HONG KONG - With a corporate valuation of $1.04 billion, the South Korean biosimilar company Aprogen Inc. has become the country’s first biotech “unicorn,” according to U.S. market research firm CB Insights. Korea now ranks fifth, tied with Germany, in terms of the number of unicorns, with total of 11 unicorns, a term used to describe private ventures with $1 billion-plus valuations. The U.S has a total of 210 unicorns, followed by China with 102, the U.K. with 22 and India with 18.
HONG KONG –South Korea's leading biopharmaceutical developer, Celltrion Inc., has launched its early/metastatic breast and gastric cancer biosimilar Herzuma (trastuzumab) in Iraq. It is Herzuma's first foray into the Middle Eastern region.
HONG KONG – South Korean biopharmaceutical company Samsung Bioepis Co. Ltd., based in Incheon, will expand into the Brazilian market with Brenzys (etanercept), having recently signed a marketing agreement with Brazil's Ministry of Health. The drug is now available through the country's public health system, Sistema Único de Saùde (SUS).