Gilead/Kite Gain Second CAR-T Approval With Tecartus, Price On Par With Their First
Similar CAR-T Will Carry The Same Cost As Yescarta
As the first company with two approved chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies, Gilead’s Kite subsidiary has set a precedent by keeping the pricing the same as its first approved CAR-T, Yescarta.
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Shaw cites manufacturing speed and success as competitive edges. The Gilead subsidiary unveiled data at ASCO positioning Tecartus, its second CAR-T therapy, to add B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia to label.
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