Hansa On a High After CHMP Thumbs-Up For Idefirix
Positive Opinion For Kidney Transplant Drug
Sweden's Hansa Biopharma has taken an important step closer to becoming a commercial-stage company with the backing of European regulators for Idefirix, although launch plans have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
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