Celltrion is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Incheon, South Korea. Celltrion Healthcare conducts worldwide marketing, sales, and distribution of biological medicines developed by Celltrion. Celltrion's founder, Jung Jin Seo, is the richest person in South Korea.
|Founder||Jung Jin Seo|
|Headquarters||Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea|
|Jung Jin Seo, Chairman |
Woo Sung Kee, CEO
|Products||Remsima™, Truxima™, Herzuma™, Biosimilar Drug|
|Revenue||₩828,917 million (2017)|
|₩517,385 million (2017)|
|₩403,181 million (2017)|
|Total assets||₩3,255,319 million (2017)|
|Total equity||₩2,522,076 million (2017)|
|Owner||Celltrion Holdings Co., Ltd. (23.03%)|
Ion Investments B.V. (9.54%)
National Pension Service (6.07%)
In 1999, Nexol, Inc. (now Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd.) was founded as a global business management consulting firm. In 2002, Celltrion, Inc. was founded as a biopharmaceutical company.
In 2008, Nexol and Celltrion established a global distribution agreement.
In 2009, distribution channels were established in America, Oceania, Europe (Hospira) and Nexol, Inc. renamed as Celltrion Healthcare Co., Ltd.
- rheumatoid arthritis,
- adult Crohn's disease,
- pediatric Crohn's disease,
- ulcerative colitis,
- pediatric ulcerative colitis,
- ankylosing spondylitis,
- psoriatic arthritis, and
In 2012 Remsima was approved by the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), previously known as Korea Food and Drug Administration and in 2013 it became the world's first biosimilar monoclonal antibody (mAb) approved by the EMA.
Herzuma is a biosimilar trastuzumab approved by the MFDS for treatment of early and advanced (metastatic) HER2+ breast cancer as well as advanced (metastatic) stomach cancer. Herzuma is a HER2+ breast cancer therapy designed to treat aggressive HER positive metastatic and adjuvant breast cancer, as well as HER2 positive adenocarcinoma of the stomach that has spread (metastatic or advanced gastric cancer).
Truxima (previously known as CT-P10) is the first biosimilar of the reference monoclonal antibody rituximab that targets CD20 molecule primarily found on the surface of B-cells. Its target indications are rheumatoid arthritis, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It was approved by the EMA in February 2017.
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