Genfit Thinks Intercept’s Lead In NASH Not As Wide As Perceived
Genfit believes elafibranor’s clean tolerability and safety profile may help narrow the gap between it and Intercept’s OCA, with safety questions delaying OCA’s entry to market. Part two of Scrip’s interview with Genfit’s CEO and COO.
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With still no approved therapy for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, Intercept, Madrigal, Inventiva and others used the liver meeting to build the cases for their NASH candidates.
Genfit SA is now pinning its hopes for elafibranor on primary biliary cholangitis after the dual PPAR alpha/delta agonist failed in its Phase III RESOLVE-IT trial for NASH.
Liver health key opinion leaders say pre-authorization, requirements for biopsies or sicker patients could limit early uptake of NASH drugs. Intercept’s OCA, Genfit’s elafibranor both seen as likely combo therapy components.