Bayer and Pfizer Join Hands to fight Obesity and Diabetes

Pfizer Inc. received exclusive worldwide rights to a class of Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp. compounds that could lead to treatments for diabetes and obesity.

The class of compounds, called DGAT-1 inhibitors, modify lipid metabolism. The lead compound in the group is a potential treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes and other related disorders. The compound is still in Phase I clinical development.

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