HaplnScience

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HaplnScience, Inc. is a bio-venture company established in late 2018
with the aim to develop fundamental treatments for aging-related diseases.
We will contribute to the health and well-being of humankind by restoring the damaged or
degenerated tissue with aging through research on the unique mechanism of ‘rhHAPLN1
and its development as a breakthrough anti-aging therapy.

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CORE VALUES
Respect

Mutual Respect

Integrity

Honesty
Social Contribution

Openness

Open-minded
Open Communication

CHALLENGE

Passion
Challenge
Responsibility

INNOVATION

New Ideas
New Method
Innovative Value Creation

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Milestones
  • 02Completion of HS-101 OA rat efficacy study
    Initial outcome of HS-101 OA goat efficacy study – Confirmation of cartilage regeneration efficacy
  • 03Initiation of HS-101 DMPK Studies
  • 05Histopathological outcome of HS-101 OA goat efficacy study
  • 06Success of large scale production of recombinant HAPLN1
    Participation in BioDigital 2020
  • 10Initiation of IND enabling efficacy studies of HS-101
    Participation in Bio Europe 2020
    Award of ‘2020 Best Biological Regenerative Medicine Pipeline of the Year’
  • 11Selected as ‘the Top 10 Biotech Startup’ in APAC
  • 12Close of series B funding amounting to 23 billion KRW
  • 01 Investment contract with Blue Point
  • 04Selected as TIPS
    Initiation of the research over rhHAPLN1 manufacturing
  • 05Accreditation as a corporate research institute
  • 07Series A funding amounting to 10 billion KRW
    Initiation of HS-101 OA rat efficacy study
    Initiation of rhHAPLN1 single toxicity study
    Initiation of rhHAPLN1 manufacturing
  • 08Initiation of HS-101 OA goat efficacy study
    Presentation at KBIC 2019
  • 11Participation in Bio Europe 2019
    Presentation at Global Bio Forum
  • 2008Intensive research of anti-aging therapy by Prof. Dae Kyong Kim
  • 2013Identification of HAPLN1’s tissue regenerative function Research on its clinical applications
  • 2016IP application for skin aging therapy
  • 2017Selected as a skin aging therapy project to be supported by MSICT (the Ministry of Science and ICT)
  • 2018.11Foundation of HaplnScience, Inc.
    2018.121billion KRW warranted by KIBO (Korea Technology Finance Corporation)

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The executive team
HAK BAE (Hubert) Choi
Chief Executive Officer
  • 2016-2018 CEO & President of Korea Kolmar
  • 2011-2015 CEO of C&C Research Labs
  • 1985~2011 R&D, S&M, Global Business in JW Pharma
  • 2003 eMA at Healthcare Industry, Graduate School of Sejong University
  • 1980 BS at College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University
Dae Kyong Kim
Chief Science Officer
  • 1994-2020 Professor & Dean of College of Pharmacy, Chung-Ang Univsity
  • 2011-2013 Head of Life Welfare Committee of National Science & Technology
  • 2008-2011 Head of Social Infra Technology Committee at National Science & Technology Commission
  • 1991-1994 Research Associate in MGH Institute, Harvard Medical School
  • 1990 PhD of Biopharmaceuticals, Graduate School of Pharmacy, University of Tokyo
  • 1986 MS of Biosafety Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmacy, Seoul National University
  • 1982 BS at College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University
  • CEO of Sammi Metal Products
  • Vice President in JW Medical
  • Vice President in BIOSPACE (Inbody)
  • Management Strategy Planning in Samsung
  • Graduation from College of Business, Wisconsin-Madison
Chang Soo Lee
CIO
  • Head of Management, JW Creagene
  • Head of Financial Management & Purchasing Management, JW Holdings
  • Leader of Business Planning, JW Pharma
  • BS at College of Law, Young Nam University
Hyun Pil Kang
CFO
  • Director of BiSiChem
  • Principal Research Scientist at CHA University
  • Chief Researcher at Rice University
  • Chief Researcher at Nevada State College
  • Research Fellow at University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute
  • Research Fellow at Yale School of Medicine
  • Ph.D of Biology, Illinois Institute of Technology
Yongsoon Kim
Senior Vice President, Ph.D.
  • BD Director , HLB LifeScience
  • Senior Manager, Beaumed
  • BD team leader, Kunil / Penmix
  • License & Global Business Team Leader, JW Pharma
  • BS at College of Science, Kyung Hee University
Na Young Park
Senior Vice President
  • Clinical Trial Leader, Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Trial Clinical Monitor, Boehringer Ingelheim Korea
  • Residency, SNUH Dept. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • MD/PhD, SNU College of Medicine
Jangsoo Yoon
CMO, M.D.
  • CEO of SCM Lifescience
  • Chairman of Council for Advanced Regenerative Medicine (CARM)
  • Chairman of CoImmune, Inc. US
  • Vice Chairman of CKD pharm
  • President and CEO of Green Cross Corp./Holdings
  • Post-Doc in University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • PhD of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Rice University
  • BS, MS in Seoul National University
Byung-geon Rhee
Non-executive director
  • CEO of Aging Life Sciences
  • Non-executive director, KGII (Korea Genetic Information Institute), QuBest Bio COO of Sangjin trading company
  • BS at College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University
Won Mook Kim
Non-executive director
  • Professional angel investor
  • Planning and sales director, I-sens
  • Head of the Investment Team, Korea Biotech Investment Capital
  • MS of Animal Resource Science, Seoul National University
Gang Se Lee
Non-executive director
  • Managing director, STIC Ventures
  • Technology Strategy Team, Amorepacific
  • Chief researcher, Daishin Securities
  • Chief researcher, Hanhwa Securities
  • Chief researcher, Korea Investment & Securities
  • MS at Biological Science, KAIST
  • BS at Biotechnology, Yonsei University
Bora Chung
Non-executive director
  • Executive director, DSC Investment
  • IMM Investment
  • Hanmi Pharm
  • BS, MS at College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University
Yo-Han Kim
Non-executive director
  • CEO of Lifecore Partners
  • Head of New Business Development, SK Telecom Healthcare
  • Head of Business Development, Seegene
  • Head of Strategic Planning, Seegene
  • BS, MS, Ph.D at College of Engineering, Seoul National University
Sang Kil Lee
Non-executive director
  • CEO of Paijin Science
  • Senior Advisor, 1ST Biotherapeutics
  • Senior Advisor, Handok Pharmaceuticals
  • CEO & Executive Vice President of C&C Research Labs.
  • Senior Principal Scientist, Schering-Plough Research Institute
  • Ph. D. of Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jin Keon Pai
PhD
  • CEO of Biodesigner
  • Professor of Medicine, Ulsan University
  • CEO of the Korea Drug Development Fund
  • Director of the Clinical Research Center, Asan Medical Center
  • Business unit head, Samyang
  • Medical Director, VP of GSK Korea
Dong Ho Lee
PhD, MBA
  • Professor of The Division of Bioscience and Technology at Yonsei University
  • Research Director, Mogam Biotech Research Institute
  • Executive Director, Green Cross Research Center
  • PhD of Biotechnology, Ajou University
  • BS of Microbiology, Seoul National University
Song Yong Park
PhD
  • Chairman of Dept. of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Kangnam St. Mary’s hospital, the Catholic University of Korea
  • Post-Doc, Division of Rheumatology, University of California
  • Director of Planning, Director of Finance, Editorial Chief of Korean College of Rheumatology
  • Consultant Physician, Chief of Rheumatic Disease Section, Human Insurance Reimbursement Agency, Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare
Sang-Heon Lee
MD, PhD
  • Emeritus Professor, Department of Dermatology, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University
  • Director, Medical Science Research Affairs, Yonsei University
  • President, Korean Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Korean Dermatological Association
  • President, Korean Atopic Dermatitis Association
  • Board of Directors, International Eczema Council
  • Member of National Academy of Medicine of Korea
Kwang Hoon Lee
MD, PhD
  • Professor, Department of Pulmonary and Critical care Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary and Critical care Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University
  • Fellowship of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, Ulsan University
  • Member of The Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
  • Member of The Korean Academy of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
  • Member of The Korean Association of Internal Medicine
Yong Bum Park
MD
  • Professor of Rheumatology, Eun Pyeong St. Mary’s Hospital
  • MD, PhD at The Catholic University of Korea
Chonghyeon Yoon
MD, PhD
  • Chief of Dermatology, ASAN Medical Center
  • Associate Professor in Dermatology, UUCM AMC
  • MD at Seoul National University
Chong-hyun Won
MD
  • Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Samsung Medical Center
  • University of British Columbia-James Hogg R&D Institute
  • MD at Sungkyunkwan University
Hye Yun Park
MD, PhD

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