Merck Keeps Januvia As it Spins Off Other Legacy Brands

In conjunction with Merck’s Q4 and FY 2019 earnings call, the company announced plans to create a spin-off company with assets from Merck’s Women’s Health, Legacy Brands, and Biosimilars business. There was no mention of Merck/Pfizer’s Steglatro franchise on the call. Below, FENIX provides highlights from the Merck earnings call as well as insights as to why Januvia is not included in the spinoff company.

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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