Dexcom G7 Super Bowl DTC; Medtronic Initiates 780G+DS5 GCM Trial; Forxiga Receives EU Approval for Chronic HF; Merck Initiates Vericiguat Pediatric HF Trial

Four cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: Dexcom announced plans for a second Super Bowl DTC for the G7 CGM US launch (view press release; commercial); Medtronic initiated a trial evaluating the MiniMed 780G insulin pump used in combination with the DS5 CGM (Simplera) as well as the Medtronic extended infusion set and reservoir (view CT.gov record); Forxiga (dapagliflozin) has received EU approval to expand its HF indication regardless of LVEF (view Forxiga EPAR); and Merck initiated a Ph2/3 trial evaluating the vericiguat in pediatric patients aged 28 days to 18 years (VALOR; view CT.gov record). Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights from the respective news items including commentary on how the Medtronic study could suggest the company may not believe it can achieve iCGM designation.

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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