89bio Hopes Akero’s Success In Cirrhotic NASH Is Positive For FGF21 Class
Analysts say the cirrhosis-reversing benefit seen with Akero’s efruxifermin portends well for the entire class, and that 89bio might differentiate on safety, tolerability and dosing frequency.
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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.
Akero gets FDA’s ok to conduct Phase IIb/III study of FGF21 analog efruxifermin in biopsy-confirmed non-alcoholic steatohepatitis patients. With NASH leadership up in the air, Akero, 89bio and other FGF analog sponsors jockey for top spot.