Henlius’ Rituximab Results Bolster RA Ambitions In China
Reports Positive Phase III Data At National Congress Of Chinese Rheumatology
Shanghai Henlius Biotech has taken its groundbreaking Chinese rituximab biosimilar a step closer to securing a key rheumatoid arthritis indication.
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