Genome & Company

Genome & Company


Genome & Company
7F GWANGGYO FLAX DESIAN, 50 Changnyong-daero 256beon-gil, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea ,16229


Consent to collection and use of personal information (Required)

Genome & Company (the ”Company”) regards the protection of personal information of our users very important, and complies with relevant laws, including the Personal Information Protection Act and the Act on Expansion of Dissemination and Promotion of Utilization of Information System. The Company hereby informs the purpose and method of using the personal information provided by our users through the Company’s website, and what measures are taken to protect the personal information. If the Company revises any of this Private Policy, it will be notified through the notices on the Company’s website (or individually notified).

1. Items of Personal Information Collected and the Collection Method

The Company collects the following personal information to operate its Contact Service via the Company’s website (whereby the users can make general inquires, inquiry for business development, IR inquiry, media inquiry, etc.).
- Essential Information: name, e-mail address, phone number, organization, content of inquiry
- Collection method: The Company collects the personal information through the inquiries submitted via the Contact Bulletin Board on the Company’s website.

  You have the right to refuse the ‘collection of essential information’ as well as the ‘collection of optional information’. If you refuse the collection of essential information, however, you may be restricted for using the Contact Service.

The following information may be automatically generated and collected in the process of using the website.
- IP Address, cookie, date and time of visit, records of service use

2. Purpose of Collecting Personal Information

The Company uses the collected personal information for the following purposes.
- Personal verification, personal identification, delivery of inquiries and notification of results (answers and responses), etc. related to the use of Contact Service

3. Processing of Personal Information and Retention Period

In principle, the collected personal information is destroyed without any delay after achieving the purpose of collecting and using personal information. However, the Company may keep users’ information for a certain period of time as required by relevant laws.
- Retained information: personal information submitted with the inquiry, content of the inquiry, and ensuing responses
- Relevant Law: Act on the Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce, etc.
- Retention Period: three years (records related to resolution of consumer complaints or disputes)

4. Destruction of Personal Informatio

In principle, the information is destroyed without any delay after achieving the purpose of collecting and using personal information. The procedure and method of destruction are as follows.

1) Procedure
The personal information submitted is transferred to a separate database (in case of paper, separate cabinet) after achieving the purpose and kept for a certain period of time according to the internal policy and other relevant laws, before it is destroyed. The personal information transferred to separate database shall not be used any other purposes other than for keeping in accordance with laws.

  2) Destruction Method
Personal information saved in the form of electronic file shall be deleted by using technical method that cannot reproduce the records. Personal information printed in the paper shall be destroyed by shredding with a shredder or incinerating it.

5. Consignment of Personal Information Processing

The Company does not consign personal information to a third party. If consignment occurs in the future, it shall be notified through website and the contents of this Privacy Policy shall be updated.

6. Rights of Users and Their Legal Representatives

Users and their legal representative (for the users below the age of 14) may make an inquiry related to or request deletion or modification of their own personal information. In this case, please contact the Company’s Data Protection Manager (see Section 7 of this Privacy Policy) in writing, by phone, or by e-mail so that we can take measures without any delay after verifying your identification.

In case users request the correction of any errors in personal information, we shall not use or provide the personal information until such correction is made. In addition, in case incorrect personal information is already provided to a third party, we will notify the third party the result of correction without delay.

The Company processes and destroys personal information at the request of users or their legal representatives in accordance with Section ‘3. Processing of Personal Information and Retention Period’ and Section ‘4. Destruction of Personal Information’, and such information shall not be opened or used for any other purposes.

7. Information on Data Protection Officer and Manager

The Company designates data protection officer and manager for managing personal information as follows to protect users’ personal information related to inquiries.

Data Protection Officer
Name: Seo Yeong-jin
Department: Business management
Position: Vice-president
Telephone: 031-620-0150

  Data Protection Manager
Name: Seol Su-gi
Department: PR team
Position: Team Lead
Telephone: 070-4821-3840

You can submit to the personnel above any inquiries related to your personal information submitted to the Company while using our web service. The Company will quickly provide sufficient responses to your inquiries.

Please contact the below agencies if you need report or counseling for any infringement of personal data privacy.

- Personal Information Infringement Report Center ( / 118 without area code)
- Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee ( / 1833-6972)
- Cyber Investigation Department, Supreme Prosecutor’s Office ( / 1301 without area code)
- Cyber Bureau of the National Police Agency ( / 182 without area code)

8. Notification

We will notify users any additions, deletions, and modification on the current Privacy Policy in advance through ‘Notice’ on the Company’s website.

9. Other Websites

We inform you that any collection of personal information by other websites which may be hyperlinked on the Company’s website is not the subject of this Privacy Policy.

Press Release

[Press Release] Genome and Company announces Clinical Trial Collaborat…


Genome and Company announces Clinical Trial Collaboration with MSD to evaluate ‘GEN-001’ in combination of KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) in phase 2 clinical trial in biliary tract cancer patients


[2022.03.04] Genome and Company (KOSDAQ: 314130, CEOCTO: Jisoo PaeHansoo Park), a leading global microbiome anti-cancer drug development company, announced it has entered into a first Clinical Trial Collaboration and Supply Agreement (CTCSA) with MSD (a tradename of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA).


Upon the execution of the agreement, Genome and Company will conduct a phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its immuno-oncology microbiome therapeutic, ‘GEN-001’, in combination with MSD’s anti-PD-1 therapy, KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), in patients with biliary tract cancer. Genome and Company will be the sponsor of the clinical trial and MSD will supply KEYTRUDA®.


'GEN-001' is an orally administered immuno-oncology microbiome therapeutic candidate consisting of Lactococcus lactis (L. lactis), a single live bacterial strain isolated from a healthy human.


Biliary tract cancer is one of the carcinomas associated with a poor prognosis after diagnosis, limited treatment options and five-year survival rate of only 5 to 15%. According to the findings in the MDPI Cancers 2021, an SCI academic journal, the infiltrations of immune cells around cancer cells were observed in 70% of biliary tract cancer patients, also confirming the relationship between the immune cells and biliary tract cancer cells.


Dr. Jisoo Pae, CEO of Genome and Company, said, Genome and Company has established clinical trial collaborations to evaluate ‘GEN-001’ with both anti-PD-L1 and anti-PD-1 therapies through agreements with MSD, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and Pfizer, which shows that the company is being recognized for its innovative technology by global immuno-oncology companies.” He added, “Through this clinical trial collaboration, we look forward to evaluating the potential additive benefit of ‘GEN-001’ in combination with KEYTRUDA® as treatment for patients with biliary tract cancer."


KEYTRUDA® is a registered trademark of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA.


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▶Introducing Genome and Company

Since its establishment in 2015, Genome and Company develops next waves of innovative drugs including anti-cancer microbiome therapeutics and novel target immune checkpoint inhibitors. Through continuing open innovations with global external collaborations and strategic investments, the company has expanded its microbiome pipeline into brain diseases and continues to pioneer the market in becoming a fully integrated global healthcare group capable of research, development and manufacturing of first-in-class pharmaceutical modalities including microbiome. For more information, please refer to our website


About GEN-001

GEN-001’ is an oral microbiome therapeutic candidate developed to have immune modulating activities, resulting in potential partnership with immune checkpoint inhibitors. ‘GEN-001’ consist a single-strain bacteria (Lactococcus lactis, L.lactis) isolated from gut of healthy human volunteers that has been shown to activate dendritic cells, macrophages and T cell response. In preclinical studies, ‘GEN-001’ has shown optimal safety margin and synergistic effects in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors by enhancing the effect of suppressing the growth of both immune checkpoint inhibitor sensitive and resistant tumor models. The clinical study (Phase I/Ib) of GEN-001 is currently in progress in the US and Korea, and additionally, the IND of phase II study was approved by MFDS (Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety) in October 2021.

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