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Will Zolgensma Delay Spur Revision of Sakigake Designation System?

By Takashi Ohama June 11, 2020
The delayed approval and price setting of Novartis Pharma’s Zolgensma (onasemnogene abeparvovec), a gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) listed in May, has raised questions about how the sakigake designation system should be operated. Despite being designated for the…

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