Capricor is gearing up to study the cell therapy in a pivotal Phase III trial in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Nippon Shinyaku, which does business in the U.S. through subsidiary NS Pharma, has inked an up-to-$735 million exclusive U.S. commercialization and distribution agreement for CAP-1002 in DMD. Capricor President and CEO Linda Marbán, PhD, told GEN Edge her company first met with representatives of NS Pharma two years ago at the J.P. Morgan 38th Healthcare Conference . . .

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