Syngene COO On Delivering Cost Gains For mRNA Products
Syngene’s COO, Mahesh Bhalgat, tells Scrip the firm is better placed than some peers to serve clients for biologics-based advanced therapies and address the cost element for new modalities like mRNA. He also outlines the research, development and manufacturing services company's capabilities in oligonucleotide-based therapeutics, an area that's seeing growing interest.
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