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Expert Interview

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A look at therapies in development by Viking and Madrigal for NAFLD & NASH with a focus on VK2809 and MGL-3196

Ticker(s): VKTX, MDGL

Who's the expert?

Name: Dr Jonathan G. Stine - MD

Institution: Penn State

  • Transplant Hematologist & Assistant Professor Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Penn State.
  • 60% clinical research largely focusing on NASH; hepatology group sees >750 patients with NAFLD/NASH a year of which he manages 25%. 
  • Lectures nationally on NASH and hi research in this field; and familiar with the MGL-3196 36 Week Data and VK2809.

Interview Goal
To dig-in to the following drugs in development for NASH/NAFLD including:
  • VK2809, a small molecule thyroid beta agonist in Phase 2 development for the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and hypercholesterolemia currently in development by Viking Therapeutics
  • MGL-3196, an orally administered, small-molecule, liver-directed, THR β-selective agonist currently in development by Madrigal Pharma.

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