Galapagos' FLORA: Highly Positive Hints In IPF, But More To Prove
Mid-stage research in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is getting interesting, with Galapagos' GLPG1690 the second novel treatment to report promising data in the space of a few days. Blockbuster sales await.
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