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 second-richest person in South Korea.
Celltrion is a South Korean pharmaceutical venture that develops "biosimilars" -- generic equivalents of biopharmaceuticals -- using microorganisms and animal cells. Remsima, a biosimilar treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, has been approved for sale in South Korea, Japan, Europe, Australia and Latin America.
Founded in 2002, Celltrion started out as a contract manufacturer for Western drug companies. It moved into biosimilars in 2008. The company's plants in South Korea can produce 200,000 liters of protein drugs per year.
In addition to well-known treatments Remsima and breast cancer drug Herzuma, the company develops and markets one to two new products a year.
Celltrion plans to focus on developed markets, including Japan, the U.S. and Europe, where demand for biosimilars is growing rapidly.
According to asia.nikkei.com