Novo Nordisk plans to test cholesterol-lowering oral solution in phase II trial

In a new phase II trial, Novo Nordisk plans to test the company's cholesterol-lowering PCSK9i inhibitor. As a different feature from the phase I trial, the drug will be tested as an oral treatment.

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This month, Novo Nordisk has initiated a phase II trial with the firm's cholesterol-lowering PCSK9i inhibitor, according to the Danish pharmaceutical firm's Q2 report, published on Wednesday afternoon.

In contrast to the phase I trial, Novo Nordisk will now be testing the peptide-based drug as an oral solution using the same technology that the pharmaceutical company is using for its popular diabetes candidate Rybelsus.

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