Ziritaxestat Failure Could Spell End For Gilead/Galapagos Pact
IPF And Systemic Sclerosis Trials Abandoned
The Galapagos and Gilead partnership has had a tough few months and the failure of ziritaxestat, plus the decision not to develop filgotinib Stateside for rheumatoid arthritis, is calling into question the merits of the whole collaboration for the US biotech.
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