Stealthy NGM And Bristol Emerge As Serious NASH Competitors
No longer quiet NGM Bio unveils Phase II data at EASL showing rapid and significant reductions of hepatic fat, while Bristol announces a partnership to produce a non-invasive diagnostic for NASH and presents promising Phase II data for its FGF21 analogue.
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