Emma Walmsley, Chief Executive Officer, GSK said:
“The fundamentals of GSK’s business remain strong and we are maintaining good momentum on our strategic priorities. This quarter, we presented promising data and had positive regulatory reviews for new speciality pipeline medicines to treat HIV and Oncology; and made further progress with our Consumer Healthcare integration and Future Ready programmes, both of which will prepare the company for separation.
“We continue to believe that multiple options will be needed to prevent and treat COVID-19 and are working at pace with our partners to develop potential adjuvanted vaccines and therapeutics to fight the virus. At the same time, we have made strategic investments in next-generation vaccine and antibody technologies, most recently through our new collaboration with CureVac.
“As expected, our performance this quarter was disrupted by COVID-19, particularly in our Vaccines business, as visits to healthcare professionals were limited due to lockdown measures. Overall, we are seeing good underlying demand for our major products and are confident this will be reflected in future performance when the impact of COVID measures eases.”
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