NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – As part of an upcoming phase III study of its investigational non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) drug elafibranor, French biopharmaceutical firm Genfit is aiming to validate a diagnostic method that uses blood-based biomarkers to identify patients with the disease who are candidates for treatment.

While the test won't be used to select trial participants, it is expected to launch at the same time as elafibranor and help clinicians know which patients should receive therapy without the need for liver biopsy.

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