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Leo Pharma looks towards billion-dollar market after phase III success

If everything goes to plan, Leo Pharma will become the second company in the world to lauch a biological drug against eczema. Research director Kim Kjøller has big expectations for the drug, which will compete with Sanofi’s blockbuster drug Dupixent.

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Wednesday’s positive data for the eczema drug tralokinumab has given Leo Pharma a pat on the back for its relatively new gamble on biological medicines.

In three different late-stage studies, the company has achieved all primary and secondary effect goals, which is a result that research director Kim Kjøller calls ”incredibly strong”. Leo Pharma is now counting on using this data as a basis for approval applications to health authorities controlling the large markets in the new year.

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