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Astellas Pharma ends development of dust mite allergy vaccine

Astellas Pharma will book an impairment loss of just under USD 400m due to three less-than-successful drug programs. One of the programs, concerning a DNA vaccine against dust mite-induced allergic rhinitis, has now been terminated.

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Japanese Astellas Pharma has been less than fortunate when it comes to its clinical development programs.

On Friday, the company announced that it will book an impairment loss for three drug candidates in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021/2022, a company press release reports.

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