Madrigal finally de-livers

Madrigal just released long-awaited positive data for a deadly liver disease with no cure: NASH. The share price is up >200%, with both patients and investors welcoming the news. One of our most awaited catalysts of 2022 really kept us waiting until the end, and it was worth it.

Bottom line

NASH, which stands for Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis, is a condition in which excess fat is stored inside liver cells, making it harder for the liver to function until it stops working altogether. The prevalence of this terrible liver disease is 6% globally and rising. Combined with no therapeutic solution, this figure alone should send shivers down anyone's spine. The market for any good drug for that indication is north of $25bn. 

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, a prominent player in the space, teased patients and investors all year round, announcing a data release for 4Q22 for one of the most awaited catalysts. With less than ten business days left, they released excellent data. This piece of news was well received by all, opening a venue for accelerated approval in 2023 and hope for millions of patients.

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