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‘It’s us against the world’: And George Yancopoulos wants you to know they are beating the world — big time

George Yancopoulos doesn’t think very highly of the competition Regeneron {$REGN} faces in the frenzied scramble for a major share of the PD-1/L1 market.

During a fairly brief sit-down at JPMorgan, the Regeneron R&D chief ridiculed Pfizer’s choice for checkpoint partnering, said market leader Merck was now being forced to play catch-up on Regeneron’s first approved indication for their checkpoint Libtayo (cemiplimab) and slammed the use of PD-L1s in general — one of two targets used to release an immune system attack on cancer cells — as “medical malpractice.”

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Recursion Pharmaceuticals Salt Lake City, UT
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