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Viking Therapeutics Inc.

Developing “undervalued” assets for metabolic, endocrine disorders

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Viking Therapeutics Inc. has clinical-stage compounds for disorders amplifying as the world's population ages. The start-up’s first drug candidate is a potential treatment for people recovering from hip fracture; the second shows promise for fatty liver disorders that are spreading as the western diet does.

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