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AstraZeneca Keeps R&D Focus, Spins Out Phase II Neuromyelitis Optica MAb Into New Biotech

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Six early-stage biologics with potential to treat inflammation and auto-immunity disorders have been spun out of AstraZeneca's biologics arm, MedImmune, into a stand-alone Chinese investor-backed company, Viela Bio, underlining the commitment of the big pharma to its three areas of therapeutic focus.

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