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Cancer drug developer Innovent Biologics started an early-stage clinical trial for its monoclonal antibody IBI939, the first anti-TIGIT drug to be tested in China.

The Suzhou biotech is hoping to develop the antibody into a potential treatment for advanced forms of cancer, either as a monotherapy or in combination with Tyvyt, its approved PD-1 drug for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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