About Us

We are SK life science,
a CNS-focused pharmaceutical company

Values define us

At SK Life Science, Inc. (SKLSI), we aim to embody our core values. They are what you can expect from us.

Our purpose

We believe there is more to life when you connect health with happiness.

  • Empower excellence

  • Be fully engaged

  • Appreciate
    recognize people

  • Embody a pioneering spirit

  • Always do the right thing

  • Inspire happiness!

Our purpose

We believe there is more to life when you connect health with happiness.

Tireless in our commitment to the CNS community


We are proud to be the first Korea-based company to discover, develop and commercialize a molecule from inception through FDA approval without partnering or out-licensing


We have 28 years of experience in R&D and are dedicated to changing the status quo in CNS


We currently have 8 compounds in the clinical development pipeline

SK life science: a history of discovery

SK life science is a subsidiary of SK biopharmaceuticals, focused on developing innovative, next-generation drugs. Both are a part of the global conglomerate SK Group, one of the largest companies you may have never heard of.

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A global presence

SK life science is a subsidiary of SK Biopharmaceuticals, Co., Ltd., and a part of SK Group—a large conglomerate global corporation

Our parent company’s global reach
Learn about our global headquarters
Paramus, NJ USA

Our focus

Commercialization of meaningful CNS products in the US


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Jeong Woo Cho, PhD

President &
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Cho began his career at SK biopharmaceuticals in 2001, becoming COO/EVP and Head of the Drug Development business. In that role, he was responsible for managing all activities associated with the clinical development programs for key CNS assets. Notably, Dr. Cho managed global project teams in the United States, European Union and Asia, which generated 16 US INDs, two global phase 2b/3 programs in direct development and two global NDAs and phase 3 programs in co-development stages.

In March 2017, Dr. Cho rose to become the CEO of SK biopharmaceuticals. A poised and strategic leader, Dr. Cho’s calm demeanor has been pivotal in creating a culture characterized by achievement and excellence across both SK biopharmaceuticals and SK life science.

Dr. Cho was educated at Texas A&M University, where he received his PhD in biology in 1993.

SK life science: a history of discovery

SK life science is a subsidiary of SK biopharmaceuticals, focused on developing innovative, next-generation drugs. Both are a part of the global conglomerate SK Group, one of the largest companies you may have never heard of.

SK Group: key facts


Third largest
conglomerate in
Korea (2020)1


Founded in 1953

119 B

$119 billion in revenue


#97 by revenue on the
Fortune Global 500
list of companies3


Number of global
partners and affiliates2

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Our goal

Become a global leader in CNS by unlocking the complex mysteries of the brain


Pushing innovation forward together Want to collaborate with us?

Because more can be done when people come together, we seek partnerships with universities, government organizations, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies across multiple therapeutic areas.

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Ethics & Compliance Program

SK Life Science, Inc. is committed to conducting business honestly, ethically, and in compliance with laws and regulations. Our goal is to conduct business and promote our products in an informed, compliant manner. Our program is tailored to meet the standards set forth by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in its Compliance Program Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, as well as other relevant industry guidance and laws.

The SKLSI Compliance and Ethics Hotline offers employees, business partners, customers, and members of the public the opportunity to report concerns about potential misconduct or unethical behavior. To submit a question or concern, please contact our anonymous hotline at 833-490-0007, or visit www.lighthhouse-services.com/sklsi.

SKLSI Code of Conduct >


CA Annual Declaration of Compliance

SK Life Science, Inc. (“SKLSI”) has a Comprehensive Compliance Program (CCP) in accordance with the requirements set forth by California Health & Safety Code §§ 119400-119402.    To view SKLSI’s declaration of compliance, click the link below:

SKLSI California Compliance Declaration >

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