Roche’s Port Delivery System Approved, Paving The Way For Ophthalmology Expansion
Susvimo, a PDS version of the blockbuster Lucentis, is a refillable eye implant that will extend Roche's commercial opportunity in wet-AMD but presents training challenges. Pricing is slightly below Lucentis.
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