BAN2401 Results Validate Eisai/Biogen's Faith In Alzheimer's Amyloid Tack
In the wake of multiple recent drug failures in the Alzheimer's sector, Eisai and partner Biogen announce "impressive" top-line results for an amyloid-targeting antibody that provide important support for the amyloid hypothesis and may also bode well for the companies' lead candidate in the same class.
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