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Hengrui partners X-Body to bring AMD antibody to China

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Few Chinese pharmaceutical companies are capable of independently developing novel antibodies, which require costly equipment, skilled employees and investment in R&D. But Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine, a major Chinese firm based in Lianyungang, has decided to take the plunge through a new partnership with the US therapeutic antibody developer X-Body Biosciences, with an eye on the growing Chinese market for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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