Novo Carves Deeper Niche Into CV Market With Staten Dyslipidemia Investment
Novo Nordisk is making good on its strategy to prioritize the cardiovascular sector. Its latest deal sees the Danish pharma invest in Staten Biotechnology’s hypertriglyceridemia asset, with potential to acquire the company.
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