Barcelona Liver Bioservices enters into partnership with Gilead Sciences

Barcelona Liver Bioservices (BLB) announced today a non-exclusive partnership with the biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences to characterize the effects of novel chemical entities developed by Gilead for the treatment of liver diseases, including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

“We are eager about our collaboration with Gilead” said Jordi Gracia-Sancho, BLB’s chief scientific officer. “Gilead has recognized the value and potential of our complete pre-clinical solution to accelerate the development of new therapeutics for liver diseases”.

Under the terms of the agreement, BLB will combine its diverse pre-clinical models of liver disease, including the BLB proprietary platform ExoLiver®, to ascertain the efficacy and the underlying molecular mechanisms of Gilead’s best-in-class compounds as novel treatments for chronic liver disease and NASH.

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