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BLA Accepted: Novartis Inches Ahead In CAR-T Race With Kite

Executive Summary

Novartis may very well have the first CAR-T therapy approved in the US, beating its rival Kite Pharma to the finish line, since the FDA has accepted the Swiss big pharma's BLA for priority review. Kite says it will complete its rolling BLA submission in a different indication by the end of March.

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