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First Phase II data from Zafgen hint at efficacy on par with bariatric surgery
Monday, July 22, 2013
Preliminary Phase II data for Zafgen
Inc.'s beloranib provide the first clinical support for the company's
hypothesis that the compound could compete with bariatric surgery to treat
While the data cover only a
handful of patients treated for 12 weeks, two clinicians told BioCentury the
trends suggest beloranib could provide weight loss greater than recently
approved obesity drugs, and equal to or better than bariatric surgery.
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