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Delayed phase III study caused Novo Nordisk to exit hormone test contract

A late-stage study of hormone growth deficiency test Macrilen in children was postponed earlier this year, and the Danish pharmaceutical firm subsequently decided to end its agreement with developer Aeterna Zentaris.

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Around four years after Novo Nordisk spent a sum nearing DKK 1.2bn (USD 161m) for diagnostic test Macrilen, the pharmaceutical company has decided to return the licensing rights to the original owner, biotech firm Aeterna Zentaris.

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