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Janssen nears goal of moving patients to new version of Genmab's Darzalex

80% of sales of cancer treatment, daratumumab, in Europe is now comprised of Darzalex Faspro, administered subcutaneously rather than via infusion. The proportion is even larger in the US.

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Janssen is close to achieving its aim of converting sales of bone marrow cancer drug Darzalex (daratumumab) into a newer version called Darzalex Faspro, administered subcutaneously rather than via infusion, reports sector media Fierce Pharma based on information from the Danish biotech firm’s investor meeting following the release of the second-quarter report. The interim statement shows that 85% of the treatment’s US sales has now moved from Darzalex to Darzalex Faspro, while the percentage for the EU is 80%.

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