Celltrion founder’s eldest son joins boardroom of Iksuda

Celltrion founder Seo Jung-jin’s eldest son Seo Jin-seok (Celltrion)

Celltrion founder Seo Jung-jin’s eldest son Seo Jin-seok has obtained a seat within the boardroom of Iksuda Therapeutics, a UK-based antibody-drug conjugates developer, in line with business sources Monday.

The newest change in Iksuda‘s boardroom got here after Celltrion and Mirae Asset Group introduced earlier this month a $47 million joint funding in Iksuda to accumulate a controlling stake of the British firm.

According to Celltrion, Iksuda has agreed with the appointment of Seo Jin-seok to the boardroom, on condition that Celltrion will quickly be its largest shareholder.

Celltrion has already executed half of the funding, and the remaining half might be made instantly after agreed-upon growth milestones are reached, the corporate has beforehand stated.

Seo Jin-seok’s participation within the boardroom is anticipated to speed up cooperation between Iksuda and Celltrion, in line with the native biopharmaceutical business sources.

Celltrion beforehand stated it made the funding choice in hope that the 2 — Iksuda specializing in antibody-drug conjugates and Celltrion in antibody remedy know-how — might create synergy.

The firm plans to leverage Iksuda’s know-how to additional develop its most cancers remedy pipelines.

Celltrion at present produces a quantity of anticancer medication, together with breast most cancers remedy biosimilar Herzuma and blood most cancers remedy Truxima.

By Shim Woo-hyun ([email protected])

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