[MIK HOT SPOT_KHIDI] Genoplan Korea analyzes more than 700,000 gene mutations
[ Jane Lee 2020-06-19 ]  
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Genoplan Korea, a company that analyzes genetic information of individuals and studies collective genomics, participated in MIK HOT SPOT (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) KHIDI. AVING News met the CEO of Genoplan Korea Kang Byeong-gyu for an interview.

Kang Byeong-gyu, CEO of Genoplan

Please introduce your company briefly.

Genoplan is a DTC gene analysis company founded in 2014. DTC stands for Direct to Consumer, which means that the consumer requests genetic analysis directly from a private company without going through a medical institution. The goal of Genoplan is to help consumers know, and manage and prevent genetically vulnerable properties in advance. We strive to create a world where anyone can easily access genetic analysis and utilize their genetic information.

Please introduce your main products and systems.

We analyze genetic information of individuals. This way, individuals do not have to go to medical institutions. They can just send their salivas in the container and send it to us. We then extract DNA from the saliva and analyze various genetic information from the extracted DNA, and deliver the results to our customers. By using our system, customers don't have get their blood drawn from the hospitals. They can perform genetic analysis easily and simply from the saliva.

And, we are providing various genetic information including the risk for various diseases, sensitivity to drugs, physical characteristics, wellness, and interesting elements to our customers. If you know your genetic information, you will be able to take precautionary measures. You might have vulnerability to certain diseases, so you can get checkups for that more often.

And, we provide the analysis of over 500 items to our customers. The number of items continues to grow as we continue to study.


What are your plans for the future?

Genoplan was established with the goal to analyzes the most gene information in Asia and collect the most number of data in Asia. Currently, Genoplan is based in Korea, Japan and Singapore, and it will expand to Hong Kong next year. And, we are expanding our service to other Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Direction sought by the company

The cost and time required to analyze genes was reduced significantly by the advances in technology. With this, the era has come for individuals to easily access their genetic information. However, most research results and genetic analysis services are made in the US and Europe. So even though Asia accounts for more than half of the world's population, most of the genetic data is made up of mainly white people, European and American. So, we would like to collect the most data in Asia, and based on the data, Genoplan wants to be the company that can contribute to the precision medicine by collecting the most data in Asia.

KHIDI's program that help the business to develop

Bio companies actually have a long research period. And, working with researchers cost a considerable amount of money. We were able to receive financial support from the program run by KHIDI. Thanks to this, we were able to overcome the crisis in the early stage, and develop well until now.

Last comments

I want to be the most loved digital healthcare company among consumers. In general, people are not familiar with digital health and bio, and it is just for a handful of experts. But, we would like to be the company that approaches the customers and become the center of customer-friendly digital healthcare.

The global news network AVING News has begun holding the MIK Hot Spot (Made in Korea Online Exhibition) to help small and medium-sized companies enter the market and attract investment 365 days a year. AVING News has been running online exhibitions since 2005 and had 975 online exhibitions so far. Its YouTube online exhibition has placed itself as Korea's largest online exhibition hall that opens with 19,000 videos (booths) with more than 800,000 visits per month which means more than 10 million visits per year.

The MIK HOT SPOT online exhibition is scheduled to be held regularly according to the field, target market, and participating institutions, and it will be presented as a new type of online business by transforming the know-hows and values of the participating companies according to the trend. Companies that want to participate can apply and apply through the marketing support projects from supporting institutions in the local governments. Refer to the institutions for more information.

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