Exenatide (marketed as Byetta) is one of a new class of medications (incretin mimetics) approved for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2.
Type II diabetes and Parkinson's disease may not appear to have much in common but a look below the surface reveals important molecular similarities that provide a potential target for fighting Parkinson's.
Research shows that using a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist instead of a rapid-acting insulin analogue at mealtimes can reduce glycaemic variability in high-risk patients with Type 2 diabetes.
A medication approved to treat various respiratory diseases and that has demonstrated neuroprotective effects in preclinical studies is the focus of a new clinical trial for Parkinson's disease.
Once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) differ in their efficacy and safety profiles, according to new research by the University of Leicester.
What doesn't kill you could cure you. A growing interest in the therapeutic value of animal venom has led a pair of Columbia University data scientists to create the first catalog of known animal toxins and their physiological effects on humans.
An intestinal patch device containing insulin that can be swallowed in the form of a capsule, in development by researchers at University of California Santa Barbara, has demonstrated efficacy of blood glucose management in diabetic rats. This work is being presented Oct. 27 at the 2015 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition, the world's largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting, in Orlando, Fla. Oct. 25-29.
AstraZeneca today announced new analyses of exenatide once weekly (ExQW) demonstrating a favorable gastrointestinal (GI) tolerability profile, including less frequent upper and lower GI adverse events (AE), compared to shorter-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RA), exenatide twice daily (ExBID) and liraglutide once daily (LiraQD).
Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced positive top-line results from its 52-week Phase 3 FREEDOM-2 clinical trial to determine the comparative efficacy of the company's late-stage investigational candidate ITCA 650 to Merck's Januvia in reducing HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes following a year of treatment.
Gut hormone-based medications used to treat diabetes, such as GLP-1 receptor agonists, have also been shown to reduce body weight. Researchers have been working to understand how. This study, presented today at the American Diabetes Association's 75th Scientific Sessions, sheds light on how GLP-1 receptor agonists alter the brain's response to food, possibly reducing cravings and increasing satisfaction while eating.
Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the presentation of results from its first two phase 3 clinical trials (FREEDOM-1 and FREEDOM-1 HBL) of its late-stage investigational candidate ITCA 650 (exenatide delivered continuously via a small matchstick-size subcutaneous osmotic mini-pump just once or twice yearly) at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.
Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the closing of a $225 million synthetic royalty financing with an equity conversion option at a $5.5 billion Company valuation. Plans are to use these funds to accelerate the initiation of additional head-to-head comparative and switch studies of ITCA 650 vs. leading oral and injectable type 2 diabetes therapies.
Transition Therapeutics Inc. today announced the dosing of the first patient in a Phase 2 clinical study of TT-401 (LY2944876), a drug candidate for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Follow-Up Study Published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease Supports an Earlier "Proof of Concept" Trial. A follow-up study of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) who participated in an earlier "proof of concept" clinical trial using exenatide showed that improvements persisted twelve months after discontinuing exenatide therapy.
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that it will be presenting detailed results from its recently completed Phase 2a FDA trial on ORMD-0801, its orally ingestible insulin capsule at the 2014 GTC Diabetes Summit taking place from April 23-25, 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a developer of oral drug delivery systems, announced today results from its Phase 2a clinical trial for its ORMD-0801 oral insulin capsule for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The trial was conducted under a United States Food and Drug Administration IND (Investigational New Drug) protocol. The Phase 2a study met all primary and secondary endpoints.
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a developer of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that it will announce the results of its Phase 2a clinical trial for the company's ORMD-0801 oral insulin capsule for the treatment of type 2 diabetes on January 30, 2014.
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a developer of oral drug delivery systems, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with investors to purchase an aggregate of 1,580,000 shares of common stock at a price of $10.00 per share in a registered direct offering.
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today successful results in a clinical trial testing the pharmacokinetic dose response of its oral insulin capsule (ORMD-0801) in type 1 diabetes patients.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its global diabetes business that was part of its collaboration with AstraZeneca. Under terms of the agreement, AstraZeneca will make an upfront payment of $2.7 billion to Bristol-Myers Squibb, with potential regulatory- and sales-based milestone payments of up to $1.4 billion and will make royalty payments based on net sales through 2025.
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a developer of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that it has initiated patient recruitment for a new clinical trial of its orally ingestible insulin capsule, ORMD-0801 for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus in Israel.