Agios, Celgene Target Accelerated Approvals For Precision AML Medicines
Celgene Corp. will pursue accelerated approval later this year for AG-221 (enasidenib), the lead drug candidate under its partnership with Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc., which may separately seek accelerated approval for its wholly-owned drug AG-120 in 2017, giving Agios's precision medicines a foothold in the oncology market while the collaborators work to expand the labeling for their drugs.
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