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Assembling a Pipeline for Rare GI Disorders

July 3, 2020

Short Bowel Syndrome is a life-threatening rare disease caused by a significant shortening of the gastrointestinal tract. Because of difficulties people with short bowel syndrome have properly absorbing nutrients they rely on receiving them through intravenous infusions. This has an impact on the quality of life of people with the condition and comes with a high risk of systemic infections. 9 Meters Biopharma is focused on rare gastrointestinal conditions. It is advancing an experimental therapy for short bowel syndrome. We spoke to John Temperato, president and CEO of 9 Meters Biophama, about short bowel syndrome, the company’s experimental therapy to treat the condition, and how the company has built its pipeline through two recent mergers.

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