Epizyme Execs On Company’s IPO, Clinical Progress And Diagnostic Strategy
Epizyme and its partners have moved two programs into the clinic and will start an expansion trial for the DOT1L program later this year. It has also struck deals for companion diagnostics, making steady progress personalized medicine solutions for patients with genetically defined cancers within five years of starting clinical trials. CEO Robert Gould and Exec VP Jason Rhodes take stock of the company’s progress.
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