Affymax (NASDAQOTH: AFFY ) is starting 2013 in the best way possible and recently announced a deal with dialysis provider DSI Renal. Its drug, Omontys, is being used in dialysis centers, including some managed by Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS ) , and Affymax shareholders hope that the company can secure more lucrative deals in the coming months.
Despite Omontys' dosing advantage, however, biotech stalwart Amgen's (NASDAQ: AMGN ) drug Epogen is still a formidable competitor in this space. The head-to-head competition for these anemia drugs is far from over, and, in the following video, health care analyst Max Macaluso weighs in on the debate.
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