When Michael Novinski took over as CEO of Emisphere Technologies, he was acutely aware of just how unsuccessful the developer had been. For 20 years, he tells the Star-Ledger, Emisphere was never able to get a single mid-stage trial right. Efforts to develop pill versions of insulin and heparin foundered as ithe company struggled. But the former president of Organon BioSciences says the company has a lot of untapped potential. A co-development deal for a pill version of Novartis' osteoarthritis and osteoporosis therapies has been struck and Novinski believes FDA approval could be only a year or two away. Novinski also believes that more such deals involving Emisphere's eli gen technology can be struck. Meanwhile, researchers for Emisphere are on the trail of a pill for diabetes.
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