Alexion’s Phase III Data Position Ultomiris For Expansion Into Myasthenia Gravis
As its acquisition by AstraZeneca moves toward closure, Alexion plans to file the Soliris follow-on for generalized myasthenia gravis in the US, EU and Japan. But potential competition awaits in the C5 inhibitor and FcRn antagonist classes.
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