Merck In-licenses Hanmi’s Dual Agonist for NASH; Generic Empagliflozin Tentative Approval

Two diabetes-related news items have been observed: Merck announced it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Hanmi for the development and commercialization of efinopegdutide, a QW GLP-1/glucagon dual agonist for the treatment of NASH (formerly HM12425A and JNJ-64565111) and Lupin received tentative FDA approval for its generic empagliflozin (view article). Below, FENIX provides thoughts on why Merck has Janssen and Novo to thank for the favorable deal terms.

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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