Novo Nordisk to Acquire Ocedurenone from KBP Biosciences for ~$1.3B

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Novo Nordisk to Acquire Ocedurenone from KBP Biosciences for ~$1.3B


  • Novo Nordisk will acquire ocedurenone (non-steroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist) for ~$1.3B to treat uncontrolled hypertension with potential application in cardiovascular & kidney disease. The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2023
  • The acquisition expands Novo Nordisk's drug portfolio in chronic disease. Ocedurenone is being studied in the P-III trial (CLARION-CKD) for uncontrolled hypertension & advanced CKD
  • The P-III trials of ocedurenone are expected to initiate additional cardiovascular and kidney disease indications in the coming years. The (BLOCK-CKD) trial showed an improvement in systolic blood pressure from baseline to day 84 for stage 3b/4 CKD & uncontrolled hypertension with no reports of sev. hyperkalemia or acute kidney injury

Ref: Globenewswire | Image: Novo Nordisk

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