Lundbeck Head of R&D denies allergy aspirations

Lundbeck's recently initiated recruitment of grass allergy sufferers for a phase I trial does not herald changing winds at the pharmaceutical firm – no allergy market conquest is in the cards, says Head of R&D at Lundbeck Johan Luthman.

Lundbeck's headquarters in Denmark | Photo: Lundbeck / PR

It created ripples when it was recently uncovered that pharmaceutical firm Lundbeck is on the lookout for 36 grass allergy sufferers for a phase I study.

To some it might look as if the Danish company, which has traditionally worked within diseases like schizophrenia, depression and Alzheimer's, suddenly had ambitions of entering the allergy market, which is spearheaded by the Danish champion ALK.

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