Rockley Photonics Progresses Non-Invasive, Optical Blood Glucose Monitoring; Intercept to be Acquired by Alfasigma; EMA to Discuss GLP-1RA-Associated Aspiration Risks; Kallyope Initiates Ph2 trial of Oral Obesity and T2DM Treatment

Four cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: Rockley Photonics announced it is continuing to make progress on non-invasive glucose sensing with its wearable silicon photonics-based sensor (view press release); Intercept announced it has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by Alfasigma (view press release); EMA’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) will reportedly be discussing aspiration-related risks associated with GLP-1RAs in its September 2023 meeting (view article); and Kallyope announced it initiated a Ph2 trial evaluating K-757 and K-833, oral nutrient receptor agonists, for the treatment of obesity and T2DM (view press release). Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights into the respective news items.

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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