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Novartis touts longer-lasting AMD rival to Eylea

05:27 EST 13 Nov 2017 | Pharmafile

Novartis posted strong results for its wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) drug, by showing superiority against Eylea in Phase 3 trials. The data sets Novartis up to take a chunk of the nearly $5 billion that Eylea and Lucentis, the leading products in the market, reap annually.

The main selling point that Novartis’ drug, RTH258 (brolucizumab), has over competitors is that it only needs to be delivered to patients once every 12-weeks, a four-week improvement on potential rival, Eylea.

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