Argenx CEO Shares Secrets Of Vyvgart’s Stellar Success
Commercial Strategy In Place Early
Leaving commercial hires to just a few months before drug approval is a mistake, Argenx CEO Tim Van Hauwermeiren tells Scrip, noting that the impressive launch achieved for Vyvgart for generalized myasthenia gravis in the US and Japan will be a steadier affair in Europe.
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