Novo Nordisk has picked second RNA drug candidate for USD 358m collaboration

Novo Nordisk and US-based Dicerna, which in 2019 announced their million-dollar partnership to the develop potential RNA drugs, have chosen their second candidate. According to the Danish pharmaceutical company, the choice was made during the first half of the year.

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The multi-million-dollar collaboration between Novo Nordisk and US-based Dicerna, dealing with the development of new potential RNA drugs, has seen its second candidate, the former tells MedWatch.

According to the pharmaceutical companies, the selection occured in the first half of the year, meaning that so far, the partnership, which was announced in 2019, has resulted in two preclinical candidates for futher developement. Both are within cardiometabolic diseases, which is all Novo Nordisk is prepared to say.

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