Novo Nordisk to Acquire AstraZeneca’s Spin-off Corvidia for ~$2.1B

Novo Nordisk to Acquire AstraZeneca’s Spin-off Corvidia for ~$2.1B

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  • Novo Nordisk to acquire in all-cash transaction, making a total deal value ~$2.1B which included $725M as upfront and a remaining as regulatory and sales milestones
  • The acquisition of Corvidia Therapeutics along with its lead candidate, ziltivekimab allow the Novo Nordisk to expand its footprints across cardiometabolic diseases
  • Ziltivekimab is a fully human mAb targeting IL-6, is being evaluated P-IIb RESCUE study to reduce the risk of MACE in CKD patients with ASCVD and inflammation. AstraZeneca had acquired Corvidia for $443M in 2013 and spun out it in 2015

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