Patent challenger Natco is now Gilead licensee for Sovaldi
This article was originally published in Scrip
Patent challenger Natco Pharma has made a strategic about turn and has now emerged as a licensee for Gilead Sciences's blockbuster hepatitis C therapy, Sovaldi (sofosbuvir).
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