Lilly to Acquire Sigilon Therapeutics; FDA Approves First Beta Cell Replacement Therapy for T1DM

Two cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: Lilly announced it entered into an agreement to acquire Sigilon Therapeutics for ~$309.6M (view press release); and FDA approved Lantidra as the first beta cell replacement therapy for the treatment of T1DM in adults with severe hypoglycemia (view press release). Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights into the respective news items, including brief thoughts on the future of T1DM cell therapies.

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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