Korean Animal Pharmaceutical Company: Plumbline

Today, a lot of people have pets. In addition, they regard pets as their family.  Most especially like to lavish their pets with money and time. However, more than 6 million dogs are diagnosed with cancer in America every year. Unlike the techniques for human medical treatments which has its long history of research, not many people focus on animal care areas. Also, in reality, people cannot purchase animal medicine at their marketplace without putting their mind at ease because they are concerned about the side effects.  Therefore, Korean startup Plumbline Life Science has brought an innovation to pet treatment by using their original method. 

Korean Startup Company ‘Plumbline’

Plumbline is an animal biopharmaceutical company established in 2014. It has developed pet medication by making use of distinctive biology techniques. Furthermore, the company employs an ‘electroporation’ method to administer medicine to animals.  This is different from the pre-existing methods of injecting hormones or proteins. ‘Electroporation’ is a technology that makes a hole in a cell membrane and puts DNA in the cell. With this high safety technique, Plumbline has managed to develop a medicine which can cure a lot of animal diseases effectively, without any side effects.


Achievements of Plumbline

Then what has this company achieved? The company has produced ‘Life Tide’ and has received its sale approval in Australia and New Zealand. Life Tide is a medication that boosts secretion of growth hormone for pigs.  People can use it to vitalize pig farming industries and increase the level of immunity for their livestock through this medicine. Moreover, an anticancer drug (PLS-D5000) and medication for renal insufficiency (PLS-D1000) for pets developed by the company are on clinical trial and are expecting sale approval. Many other fields such as laminitis of horses, DNA therapy for cows are also getting solved by Plumbline.

Enjoy a longer blissful life along with your companion animals using Plumbline!

Minjoo Park
Minjoo Park

Minjoo Park is a journalist at Startup Radar. She covers the Korean startup scene as well as the latest Korean culture related content. She attends Yonsei University, majoring in business administration.

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