Antisense's multiple sclerosis candidate set to advance in China through academic JV deal
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Chinese academic institutions are increasingly becoming involved in co-operative alliances with foreign pharmaceutical companies as the latter seek to tap into the expertise and capabilities of the enormous academic research sector in China.
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