Hengrui Pursues Innovation Through New $100m US Spinoff
China’s Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine is accelerating its move towards innovation by increasing investment and partnerships, as part of a strategy to shift its focus away from its traditional generic business. It is now providing substantial funding to a new US-based spinoff aiming to develop oncology biologics and immunotherapies and to act as an innovation bridge between the US and China.
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