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Cerenis Therapeutics Licenses HDL Therapy IP from Montreal Heart Institute

Cerenis Therapeutics said this week that it has licensed intellectual property from the Montreal Heart Institute Research Centre supporting the development of a drug for aortic valve stenosis based on high-density lipoprotein therapy.

The technology is based on the findings of Jean-Claude Tardif of MHIRC.

Cerenis, which has offices in Toulouse, France, and Ann Arbor, Mich., develops HDL-related compounds for treating cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

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