Alexion Seizes On New Soliris Indication, Business Development For Growth
Alexion will target Soliris to about 3,000-8,000 US patients with ultra-rare generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) following FDA approval. Meanwhile, the company has hired a new head of business development.
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