J&J Innovation’s Latest Deal Spree Includes CB-1 Antibody For NASH
Option to acquire a company developing a CB1-targeted antibody for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis gets Johnson & Johnson into the race. Janssen’s James List explains how the NASH venture fits into J&J’s growing efforts in metabolic disease.
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