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In its third venture funding round, Terns adds backing from Deerfield in addition to Lilly’s investment. It licensed three non-alcoholic steatohepatitis candidates from the big pharma in 2018.
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.
Currently running a Phase IIb NASH trial with VK2809, Viking reported at EASL that 16-week data in a Phase II study of NAFLD patients showed sustained liver fat reduction after treatment ended.
A month after Genfit’s Phase III failure, Inventiva hits multiple endpoints in a Phase IIb study of pan-PPAR agonist lanifibranor – likely drawing partnering or acquisition interest. Ascletis offers Phase II evidence for its NASH drug.