Glympse Bio secured $46.7 million in a Series B fundraising round that will be used to support continued development of the company’s novel biosensor platform in fibrotic diseases such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), oncology and infectious diseases.

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is adding 462 new jobs in Durham County, North Carolina over five years.

CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. is scrapping two mid-stage trials of the liver disease drug seladelpar after biopsies found a type of liver damage in some patients, sending the company’s shares down more than 75 percent.

Pliant Therapeutics and Novartis reached a strategic collaboration and license deal to develop and commercialize integrin targets for liver fibrosis associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Gilead Sciences Inc. and the Renown Institute for Health Innovation announced a strategic collaboration to collect and analyze genetic and electronic health data that can enhance the understanding of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and potentially inform development of treatment options for the disease.

Novo Nordisk and Gilead Sciences will join forces on a clinical trial combining drugs from the two pharmaceutical firms to treat a progressive fatty liver disease known as NASH.

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The return on R&D investment for leading biopharmaceutical manufacturers fell to a nine-year low while the U.S. FDA approved a record-breaking amount of novel medicines during 2018.

The FDA issued draft guidance for biopharma companies on developing therapies for NASH with liver fibrosis.

Viking Therapeutics Inc.’s shares more than doubled in value after promising data from a mid-stage trial of the company’s fatty liver drug were seen as topping that from larger rival Madrigal Pharmaceuticals.

Shares of Gemphire Therapeutics crashed 73 percent in premarket trading after the company revealed its mid-stage non-alcoholic fatty liver disease treatment for pediatric patients actually worsened the disease in some patients.