Xeris to Acquire Strongbridge; NGM Bio Discontinues NASH Program; BI Selects NASH Drug Candidate From Dicerna

A series of cardiometabolic news items have been observed: Xeris and Strongbridge announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Xeris will acquire Strongbridge for stock and contingent value rights; NGM Bio announced the discontinuation of its NASH program following topline results from the Ph2b trial; and Dicerna announced BI has accepted a GalXC RNAi candidate, referred to as DCR-LIV2, for advancement under its existing agreement. Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights for the respective news items.

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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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