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Novo Nordisk has begun phase III trial with antibody

Last summer, Novo Nordisk acquired the US-based biotech company Corvidia Therapeutics to access the antibody ziltivekimab. The pharmaceutical company has now commenced a phase III study of the drug, the company confirms in comment to MedWatch.

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In the beginning of September, Novo Nordisk started a phase III with the antibody ziltivekimab, which the company received in a million-dollar acquisition of the US-based company Corvidia Therapeutics last year, according to database Clinicaltrials.gov, which collects information about clinical studies, and Novo Nordisk confirms as much in comment to MedWatch.

According to the database, Novo Nordisk's intention with the phase III study, which has been named Zeus, is to test whether the substance ziltivekimab can reduce risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in people suffering from cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and inflammation.

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