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Genmab chief on sclerosis drug launch: Novartis prioritizes us

While Genmab's partner Novartis can start launching sclerosis drug Kesimpta in Europe after receiving EU authorization, the process is well underway in the US – and it's going well, according to CEO Jan van de Winkel.

Genmab CEO Jan van de Winkel | Photo: Stine Bidstrup/ERH

On Tuesday, the EU Commission approved the drug Kesimpta, which was developed by Genmab, as a treatment for sclerosis.

Thus, Genmab's partner Novartis, which currently has the rights to the drug, can start launching the drug in Europe. Hopefully, this will pan out as well as it has in the US, where the drug was approved in late August last year.

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