NeuroBo Submits NASH IND; New Akebia Vadadustat Data; Arrowhead Earns $30M Milestone Payment from GSK

Three cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals announced it has submitted an IND to FDA for a Ph2a trial of DA-1241, a novel G-protein-coupled receptor (GPR119) agonist in development for the treatment of NASH (view press release); Akebia Therapeutics announced positive topline results from the Ph3 FO2CUS trial (view CT.gov record) evaluating vadadustat in hemodialysis patients who were converted from Mircera to three times weekly oral vadadustat for the maintenance treatment of anemia due to CKD (view press release); and Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals announced that it earned a $30M milestone payment from GSK following the start of GSK’s Ph2b trial of GSK4532990 (formerly called ARO-HSD) in patients with NASH (view press release; previous FENIX insight). Below, FENIX provides highlights and insight from the respective news items.

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Matthew Maryniak

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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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