Dong Wha Pharm was established as the first-ever Korean pharmaceutical company in 1897. Whal Myung Su, the matrix of Whal Myung, was the nation’s first pharmaceutical product created by converging Western medical technology with the secret medical formulas of the royal court of the Joseon Dynasty. Dong Wha Pharm holds four records in the Guinness Book of World Records-the oldest Korean manufacturing company; the oldest Korean pharmaceutical company; the oldest registered trademark, Buchaepyo; and the oldest registered product, Whal Myung Su.
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This secret formula of the royal court established itself as a remedy for the people at a time when there were no medications. In accordance with the company’s vision and spirit, “We strive to save people with good medication,” Whal Myung Su has supported the people of Korea for the past 120 years, sharing both good and difficult times.
STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT
Whal Myung Su, in addition to soothing the stomach troubles of the peoples, was a strong supporter of the independence fighters who devoted their lives to the independence of Korea. It has existed in history beyond the one-dimensional level of being a mere “remedy” to help soothe pain.
Whal Myung Su has established itself as the nation’s most recognized digestive medicine (99.8%), and it has a domestic market share greater than 70%. Moreover, it is the most beloved remedy of its kind; it has ranked first for twelve consecutive years in the digestive medicine category of the Korea Brand Power Index.
ART AWARD AND EXHIBITION ‘SUMMER SAENG-SAEK’
Dong Wha Pharm. and GHASONG Foundation exhibited the beauty of Jeopson(folding fan) through the exhibition of 50 veteran and rising artists. In that context, GHASONG Art Award, which began in 2012, exhibits art works made with fan motive or by collaborating with a fan master. It was established to freshen the meaning of the traditional culture with the theme of Jeopson and support the contemporary visual artists. By introducing the works of rising artists who reinterpret the meaning and aesthetics of traditional fan with new techniques, we intend to expand the expression technique of contemporary art and to establish a forum for the exchange across the past and present.