Roche Has Eylea In Its Sights After Farcimab Approval
FDA Backs First Bispecific Antibody For The Eye
Roche’s bispecific antibody, to be called Vabysmo, has got US approval for wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema, markets where Bayer and Regeneron's Eylea is a huge seller. The Swiss company hopes that its less-frequent dosing advantage and a price that offers savings over time will make an impact on the market.
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