US FDA Quashes Citizen Petition Against Bluebird’s Zynteglo That Cited Patent, Safety Concerns
San Rocco, whose potential rival gene therapy for thalassemia is in preclinical development, had wanted FDA to delay approval of bluebird’s BLA until resolution of a patent case and a ‘careful investigation’ of Zynteglo’s risks.
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