AZ and Regeneron Collaborate on Obesity Treatment Development

AstraZeneca and Regeneron announced a collaboration for the research, development, and commercialization of small molecule compounds against the GPR75 gene to treat obesity and related comorbidities. For context, genetic mutations in GPR75 have been linked to patients having a lower BMI and experiencing a 54% lower risk of obesity than those without the mutation. According to the press release, AZ and Regeneron will evenly split the research and development costs as well as any future profits.

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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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