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Year Of NASH Upheaval Means Incremental Data At AASLD

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.

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Akero Looks To Accelerate Path To Pivotal NASH Data With Phase IIb/III Protocol

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.

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Finance Watch: Poseida, Nkarta And Inventiva Are July’s First Biopharma IPOs

Poseida, Nkarta and Inventiva raised $224m, $252m and $107.7m, respectively. Also, Forbion raised €185m ($208m) of a new €250m fund and Blackstone closed the last $1.2bn of its $4.6bn fund for public and private company deals, and Ascendis led recent follow-ons with a $569.2m offering.

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No Read-Through Expected: NASH Field Unfazed By Intercept’s FDA Rejection

Execs from Madrigal, Cirius and Axcella say the FDA’s complete response letter is specific to shortcomings of Intercept’s OCA – and leaves the race to be first to market wide open again.

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