AstraZeneca Buys Into COVID-19 Antibodies From Newly Launched RQ Bio
Spin-Out From UK’s Antibody Taskforce
The big pharma company and its new partner both expect demand to continue for pre-exposure prophylaxis antibody therapies, for COVID-19 and beyond.
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