AZ and Mass Gen Hospital Collaborate with AMAZE Platform; Ionis to Reduce Akcea Workforce by ~70%; Galectin Launches Website for NAVIGATE Trial in NASH; Blue Shield of California Adds Two New Services to Wellvolution Platform

A series of cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: AstraZeneca announced a collaboration agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital to utilize the AMAZE platform in two pivotal, real-world studies for HF and asthma; Ionis disclosed a reorganization of its Akcea business, including a workforce reduction of nearly 70%; Galectin Therapeutics announced the launch of NAVIGATEnash.com to highlight the Ph2b/3 trial and educate HCPs and patients on liver cirrhosis from NASH; and Blue Shield of California announced the addition of two new services to its Wellvolution platform to provide personalized care and nutrition support for patients with T2DM. Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights for the respective news items.

About The Author

Matthew Maryniak

President of Fenix Group International

Matthew has been a thought leader in the high-growth therapeutic areas of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine since 2006, making regular attendance at large and small CV/met scientific meetings and an architect of novel methods for assessing market opportunities. He has over a decade of experience in leading CV/met consulting engagements, is a published author in PM360 and Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and has been quoted in The Pink Sheet on anti-thrombotics.

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