Bluebird’s Gene Therapy LentiGlobin Coming Into Land In The EU?
Two charities say a positive CHMP opinion has been given to bluebird bio’s transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia gene therapy LentiGlobin at the first meeting of the EMA’s scientific committee at its new home in Amsterdam.
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