Novo Nordisk Collaborates with Dicerna to Discover and Develop RNAi Therapies for Liver-Related Cardio-Metabolic Diseases

Novo Nordisk Collaborates with Dicerna to Discover and Develop RNAi Therapies for Liver-Related Cardio-Metabolic Diseases

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  • Dicerna to receive $175M up front, $50M equity investment, $75M for first three years of collaboration and up to $375.5M/ target as development, regulatory and commercialization milestones with royalties on product sales
  • Both the companies will retain rights to co-develop and co-commercialize candidates and will explore up to 30 liver cell targets for which Dicerna will be responsible to conduct & fund discovery & preclinical development into clinical for each target while Novo Nordisk to be responsible for all further developments
  • The collaboration allows Novo Nordisk to access Dicerna’s GalXC RNAi platform for delivering clinical candidates targeting chronic liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), type 2 diabetes, obesity, and rare diseases

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