ViaCyte Initiates Ph2 Encapsulated Cell Therapy Trial in T1DM; Lannett, Merck, Roche, and BD Q4 and FY ’20 Earnings Updates; Merck CEO to Retire

A series of diabetes-related news items have been observed: ViaCyte announced the initiation of a Ph2 study of encapsulated cell therapy for the treatment of T1DM; and Lannett, Merck, Roche, and BD hosted their respective CY Q4 ’20 earnings calls. Importantly, Merck announced the retirement of CEO, Kenneth Frazier. Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights for the respective news items, including the observation that Januvia franchise US sales were -16% for FY 2020.

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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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