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

Genome & Company Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 2 Clini…


Genome & Company Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Combination of GEN-001 and Bavencio® for the Treatment of Gastric Cancer

Poster presented at ASCO GI


n  Results showed partial response being confirmed in 7 out of 42 patients

n  Partial response was observed in 3 out of 8 patients who were previously treated by immunotherapy



[2024.01.19] Genome & Company (KOSDAQ: 314130), a clinical stage biotech leading in microbiome therapeutic development announced on January 18th (local time) that a poster was presented on the positive topline results from the phase 2 clinical trial (NCT05419362) in gastric cancer of its microbiome immunotherapy, GEN-001 at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (ASCO GI 2024).


GEN-001 is an oral therapeutic candidate consisting of a single strain of Lactococcus lactis, and the phase 2 clinical trial for gastric cancer was conducted in combination with avelumab (Bavencio®) developed and commercialized by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


The clinical trial is being conducted at 6 domestic institutions in South Korea on 42 patients with
PD-L1-positive advanced gastric cancer or gastroesophageal junction adenoma cancer who has failed second-line or later standard of care treatment regardless of prior immunotherapy. The positive headline results of the interim analysis of the Phase 2 clinical trial were made public in May of last year, and detailed topline results of the Phase 2 clinical trial conducted to date were disclosed for the first time at this ASCO GI 2024.


As a result of the efficacy evaluation of 42 patients participating in the phase 2 clinical trial, partial responses (PRs) were observed in 7 out of 42 patients. Furthermore, 3 out of 8 patients among 42 patients who were previously treated by immunotherapy experienced PRs (overall response rate, ORR 37.5%).


In addition, the topline results revealed the median progression free survival (PFS) at 1.7 months and the median overall survival (OS) at 7.9 months.


Under the current frontline immunotherapy landscape in gastric cancer, GEN-001 and Bavencio® combination may become an attractive therapeutic option in the salvage setting of gastric cancer. Treatment-related adverse events (TRAEs) were observed in 14 patients out of 42 patients, and only 2 patients experienced grade 3 TRAEs including anemia, fatigue, and pneumonitis. Overall, this combination showed manageable safety and tolerability.


Prof. Jeeyun Lee (M.D.) from the Department of Hemato Oncology at Samsung Medical Center, the coordinating investigator of the study stated, "while there are limited treatment options available for patients with metastatic gastric cancer, combination of GEN-001 and avelumab demonstrated favorable therapeutic effects leading to an extended survival. The overall response rate (ORR) of 37.5% is particularly promising among PD-L1-positive refractory patients to prior immunotherapy. We intend to further validate these results in subsequent clinical studies to establish this treatment regimen as a viable third-line treatment." Expressing enthusiasm, she added, "we are excited that this marks the first clinical study to showcase the potential of microbiome therapeutics in the treatment of gastric cancer."


Dr. Jisoo Pae, CEO of Genome & Company, said, “we are incredibly pleased by our presentation at ASCO GI 2024 on the topline data of the phase 2 clinical trial for gastric cancer with our microbiome immuno-oncology treatment, GEN-001. Based on the results, we can confirm not only the results of exceeding the primary endpoints, but also compelling clinical benefits compared to the previously published Bavencio® monotherapy data”. He continued, “we plan to establish a future development strategy from obtaining further data in response duration, biomarker analysis, and overall survival.”


Meanwhile, in addition to the ongoing clinical trials in combination with Bavencio®, GEN-001 is currently in another phase 2 combination clinical trial for biliary tract cancer with pembrolizumab (Keytruda®), a cancer immunotherapy drug from MSD (a tradename of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA). Through combination therapy clinical trials with anti-PD-1 and PD-L1 immunotherapy drugs, Genome & Company aims to develop treatments in overcoming the resistance to immunotherapy.


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