Novartis Pruned Pipeline Producing Attractive Respiratory And Neurology Fruits
Novartis executives highlighted their stars from its refined pipeline during the company’s first R&D day since Vas Narasimhan took the helm and after a cull that reduced the firm’s development portfolio by 20%.
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