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Novo Nordisk partners with Swiss biotech firm on obesity – zebrafish to unlock new drugs

Novo Nordisk is teaming up with Swiss start-up Eracal Therapeutics, which is specialized in discovering new drugs from a zebrafish larvae platform. The firms will develop treatments targeted at food intake and other factors associated with obesity.

Zebrafish have been a hot topic withing drug discovery since the early 2000s, but it isn't until recently that the method has matured | Photo: Peter Hove Olesen/Politiken/Ritzau Scanpix

A new research collaboration between Novo Nordisk and a start-up from Switzerland, Eracal Therapeutics, has seen the light of day, a company press release announces.

Eracal Therapeutics and Novo Nordisk have partnered up to investigate new potential treatments targeted food intake regulation and other metabolic aspects that contribute to obesity.

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