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101 Top South Korean Biotechnology Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Biotechnology companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Biotechnology industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean Biotechnology Startups

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Orum Therapeutics

Orum Therapeutics

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Private biotech company creating cell penetrating therapeutic antibodies

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Standigm is an AI-driven workflow drug discovery company that aims to improve the success rates and efficiency of new drug development.

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Samsung Bioepis

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Samsung Bioepis is a biopharmaceutical company.

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Aprogen

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Aprogen is a unique biotechnology venture

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NuEyne

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Nu Eyne is a MedTech company that addresses medical conditions with electroceutical technology. Its flagship product treats dry eye disease.

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Eutilex

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Eutilex is a develops immunotherapy technology, anti tumor T cell therapy and antibody therapeutics, and other technology products.

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ABL Bio

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It is based on developing bispecific antibody cancer programs.

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OliX Pharmaceuticals

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OliX is a clinical stage biotechnology company.

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ExoCoBio

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ExoCoBio has been developing innovative therapeutics as well as cosmetic products based on stem cell-derived exosomes.

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Intocell

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Intocell is a biotechnology company that develops antibody drug conjugate (ADC) platform technologies.

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Genome & Co.

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Genome & Co (G&C) is a microbiome based research and development company focused on researching microbes and probiotics.

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Genealogy

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Genealogy Inc. is a bioinformatics and computational genetics startup company that develops DNA prediction technologies.

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ILIAS Biologics

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ILIAS Biologics is a biotechnology company that specializes in therapeutic molecules.

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Rznomics

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Rznomics is a biotechnology company.

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IMB Dx

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Liquid biopsy for early cancer detection and safe monitoring

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General Bio

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General Bio developing new bio materials from microorganisms and natural and functional ingredients.

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GeneMedicine

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GeneMedicine is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing next-generation viral immunotherapies.

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PharmCADD

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Uses AI-based protein structure prediction algorithms, MD simulation, and Quantum calculation to enable faster drug design.

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SCM Lifescience

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SCM Lifescience is engaged in the research and development of medicines, hair care medicines, stem cell products.

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Immuneoncia Therapeutics

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Immuneoncia Therapeutics is an immuno-oncology-centric biopharmaceutical company.

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CG Pharmaceuticals

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CG Pharmaceuticals is a structural chemoproteomics-based drug discovery and development company in Seoul, Korea.

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PeLeMed

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PeLeMed is a drug development company working on the discovery of anti-cancer drugs.

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Dr.Kitchen

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Dr.Kitchen is a professional research company focusing on diet food for diabetics.

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SK Bioland

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SK Bioland produces a variety of plant extracts for cosmetic ingredients.

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SN BioScience

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SN BioScience is developing cutting-edge platform technology.

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Amyloid Solution

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Amyloid Solution is a developer of therapy intended to overcome Alzheimer by developing modifying treatments.

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AffyXell Therapeutics

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AffyXell Therapeutics develops novel mesenchymal stem cell therapies.

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GI Innovation

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GI Innovation is a global leader of microbiome drug development.

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Mediaiplus

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MediC helps pharmaceutical and research organizations easily find the most relevant and accurate data to get started on clinical trials.

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Kanaph Therapeutics

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Kanaph Therapeutics is a leading biotech in oncology, auto-immune, and eye diseases with large molecules and small molecules.

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LISCure Biosciences

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LISCure Biosciences is a biotech company that researches and develops bacteria-mediated immunotherapy.

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Genesystem

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Genesystem is biotech engineering company.

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Polus

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Polus is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in solutions for medical equality.

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TODOC

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implantable system, micro-machining electrode manufacturing, cochlear implant, neuromodulation

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Kaipharm

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KaiPharm is an AI-driven drug discovery company with proprietary virtual drug-screening technology and drug-induced transcriptome data.

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Bionetix Therapeutics

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Bionetix Therapeutics is a developer of anticancer drugs designed for cancer treatment.

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EuBiologics Co., Ltd.

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Privately‐held Korean biopharmaceutical company providing CRMO services and developing a portfolio of vaccines for global public health.

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Olipass

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OliPass Corporation is committed to revolutionize our views of life sciences and bring us great quality of life.

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Feroka

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FEROKA is developing transdermal drug delivery system solutions with multi-layer microneedle, quick-dissolving and 3D printing technology

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Medizen Humancare

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disease risk analysis service using genetic chip or analysis kit and specific disease-related genome variation package .

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HaimBio

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HaimBio is a drug development company. Their flagship product, Starvanip, is a metabolism-based cancer therapy.

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Omicsis

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Omicsis is an integrative bioscience and biotechnology venture company.

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Samsung BioLogics

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Samsung BioLogics is a health care company.

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Genesen

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Genesen is developing peptide-based new drugs that provides the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

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Luple

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Luple want people to have a good sleep, to have a fresh morning, and to have a healthy and happy life with our DTx Device & Solution.

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QSTAG

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Self-healthcare monitoring platform using personal diagnosis.

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Celltrion

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Celltrion engaged in the research, development, and manufacture of therapeutic proteins.

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GtreeBNT

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GtreeBNT is a biotechnology company by advancing the development of innovative drugs.

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Atinum Investment

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Atinum Investment is a principal investment firm.

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ToolGen

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ToolGen, a biotechnology company, focuses on the development of genome editing technology.

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SD Biosensor

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SD Biosensor is a global bio-diagnostic company

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Hanmi Pharmaceutical

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Established in 1973 in Korea, Hanmi Pharmaceuticals now is one of the top 5 pharmaceutical companies in terms of revenue, and the most R&D

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Insilico

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Insilico provides information technology solutions in the field of life and material science.

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Green Cross

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Green Cross is a bio pharmaceutical company headquartered in Yongin, South Korea.

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HK inno.N Corp

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Develops and sells immune anticancer drugs, blood disease drugs, kidney disease drugs, and other products.

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Seegene

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Seegene, Inc. is an in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) company that has been turning concepts into products through its pioneering R&D activities.

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SK Bioscience

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SK Bioscience is a vaccine development company beyond Korea by investing and building infrastructure for continuous vaccine development .

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Yuhan Corporation

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Yuhan Co, Ltd. is a South Korean pharmaceutical and chemical company.

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NeoImmuneTech

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NeoImmuneTech is a biotech company developing T cell-centered novel immunotherapeutics.

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Avellino

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Avellino focuses on innovative genetic diagnostics, gene therapies and genetic data for eyecare practices.

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Deep Bio Inc.

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Deep Bio aims to utilize deep learning to realize unmet medical needs around the world, starting with the field of pathology.

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pH Pharma

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PH Pharma’s vision is focused on developing innovative healthcare products for high unmet clinical and consumer needs.

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Novelty Nobility

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Novelty Nobility is a private biotech company focused on the research of novel angiogenesis targets and develop antibody-based therapeutics.

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PharmAbcine

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PharmAbcine develops fully human therapeutic monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases.

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ROKIT Healthcare

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Developer of a bio-printing technology intended to offer three-dimensional printers.

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Enzychem Lifesciences

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Enzychem Lifesciences Corporation is a Global New Drug Development Company.

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Bioneer

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Bioneer is a biotech company that develops molecular biology products and technologies.

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Dong-A ST

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Dong-A ST Co., Ltd. develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products and medical devices worldwide.

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Dong-A Pharmaceutical

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Dong-A Pharm is a leading pharmaceutical company in South Korea.

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Cellivery Therapeutics

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Cellivery Therapeutics operates as a pharmaceutical company.

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Genexine

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Genexine is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative immunotherapeutics.

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Voronoi

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Voronoi is a biotech company that develops novel kinase inhibitors and target protein degraders.

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Bridge Biotherapeutics Inc.

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Bridge Biotherapeutics Inc. is a virtually-operated, venture-backed clinical stage global biotech company

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Deargen

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Deargen provides AI-based genome analysis service.

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Cellid

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Cellid is a bio-venture company started from a laboratory in the College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University.

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Green Cross Lab Cell

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Green Cross Lab Cell Corporation develops cell therapy products.

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HanAll Biopharma

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HanAll Biopharma World’s Best Bio Pharma for R&D of New Innovative Medicine Respectful Pharmaceutical Company.

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Pharos iBT

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Drug Discovery and Development Biotech Company specializing in collecting and analyzing big data based on IT technology

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SK biopharmaceuticals

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Specialty Pharmaceutical Company

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Curigin

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Curigin is a medicine and pharmaceutical research and development company.

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Life Semantics

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Life Semantics is an engineering company based in Korea focused on developing hospital information systems for the medical industry.

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Tomocube

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Tomocube is an innovative startup providing 3D holographic microscopy for scientists and clinicians.

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LegoChem Biosciences

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Lego Chem Bioscience is a company created by people with dreams and enthusiasm for global new drug development

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Pinot Bio

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Pinot Bio is a biotechnology company that specializes in developing new generation anticancer treatments.

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Y-Biologics

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Y-Biologics is specialized in antibody drug since its inception has focused on research and development

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Ildong Pharmaceutical

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A south Korea pharmaceutical company.

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Helixmith

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Helixmith is a biotechnology company located in Seoul, Korea.

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XOUL Cosmetic

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XOUL Cosmetic develops and sells human stem cell cosmetics.

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Onegene Biotechnology

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Onegene Biotechnology develops highly potent tri- or intraspecific protein-based drugs.

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AptaBio Therapeutics

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AptaBio Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical biotechnology company that develops intractable innovative drugs.

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STCube

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STCube is a biotechnology and biopharmaceutical company that develops therapies to overcome novel immune evasion mechanisms in cancer.

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Boditech Med

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Boditech Med is a biotechnology company based in Chuncheon.

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Eone Diagnomics Genome Center

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It provides customized medical services based on next generation sequencing (NGS) technique and cutting-edge genome analysis.

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Kangstem Biotech

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Kangstem Biotech researches and develops advanced bio-pharmaceuticals that involve stem cell therapies.

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Sooam Biotech

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Sooam Biotech Research Foundation is a research facility focused on advanced biotechnology.

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StemLab

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StemLab is a Korean biotech company developing novel stem cell therapies to treat diseases and injuries that have no alternative cures.

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Kainos Medicine

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Kainos Medicine is a clinical-stage company.

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Mezzion Pharma

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Mezzion Pharma Co. Ltd is a pharmaceuticals company.

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Noul

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Noul is an AI-driven on-site blood diagnostic platform.

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Cell Biotech

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Cell Biotech is a probiotics company that distributes our products.

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Clinomics

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Clinomics is committed to improving the future of mankind and the value of life with our researchers and technology.

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