Open-Label Extensions The Key To Gantenerumab Success, Stresses Roche
Roche’s neuroscience strategy of following the science, taking on lessons from open label extensions from Phase III studies, is vital to the success of gantenerumab, the company said in an interview with Scrip.
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The amyloid-targeting drug is years behind Biogen/Eisai’s aducanumab, but its subcutaneous administration and the GRADUATE studies’ design could give Roche’s gantenerumab an advantage.
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