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"With A Molecule That Is A Million Times Larger Than A Small Molecule, So Many Things Can Go Wrong," Says Biogen Idec Asia Operations Head Gunther Winkler

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Gunther Winkler, Biogen Idec's Senior Vice President, International Business, is responsible for expanding the company's Asia operations. Winkler, a close watcher of biosimilars regulations being adapted by various countries, is skeptical about the safety of copied biotech drugs and therefore calls for sufficient caution on the approval mechanism for such drugs. In an interview with PharmAsia News' India bureau, Gunther Winkler spells out the company's ambitions in Asia, which includes research on products that could be relevant to local populations.

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