How South Korea turbocharged specialty syringe production for COVID-19 vaccines

SEOUL: It was 7.30am on Christmas Eve when Cha Jung-hoon, South Korea’s deputy minister for small businesses, got a call from his boss to make an urgent three-hour car trip to visit syringe maker Poonglim Pharmatech.

The brief: Work out how the government could convince and aid Poonglim, which had …