Can Takeda Help Deliver Shire's China Rare Disease Dream?
Coming out of the local integration with Baxter's spin-off Baxalta in China, Shire may have to face more uncertainties in the country despite erstwhile acquirer Takeda having a much larger presence there, while competition is also brewing for the merged company from rare disease heavyweights such as Roche and Biogen.
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