Bristol Confident To Move Deucravacitinib Into Phase III Lupus Trial
A Phase II study testing the TYK2 inhibitor in systemic lupus erythematosus met the primary endpoint. CMO Samit Hirawat talked to Scrip about the data and future development.
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