China's CARsgen Raises $400m In Third-Largest Biotech IPO This Year
Chinese CAR-T therapy developer raises new funds to progress pipeline in over-subscribed IPO which ranks as the third-largest globally in the biotech sector to date this year.
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Confounding earlier speculation, the Fosun-Kite joint venture rather than Juno-WuXi AppTec, gains the first CAR-T cell therapy approval in China. The clearance is expected to be followed by several others in the highly active area.