Posts tagged Type 2 diabetes
BioTime forms new AgeX unit on human aging

BioTime (NYSE MKT:BTX) has created AgeX Therapeutics, which will consolidate certain BioTime subsidiaries and programs in the field of interventional gerontology.

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Oramed GLP-1 analog found safe in study

Oramed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ORMP) has successfully concluded a Phase 1b study of ORMD-0901, its oral GLP-1 analog, in Type 2 diabetes patients.

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OPKO completes acquisition of Transition Therapeutics

OPKO Health (NASDAQ:OPK) has completed the acquisition of Transition Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TTHI; TSX:TTH) by way of a plan of arrangement.

Under the transaction, shareholders of Transition will receive about 6.4 million shares of OPKO common stock, or 0.1657 shares of OPKO for each common share of Transition.

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BTIG starts Insulet, Intersect at neutral

BTIG Research initiated research of Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) and Intersect ENT (NASDAQ:XENT) with “neutral” ratings. Shares of Insulet closed at $32.21 and shares of Intersect at $13.51 on Tuesday.

Analyst Sean Lavin writes that he sees Insulet’s core business as fairly valued at five times next 12 months revenue as both the major upside events and key risks are hard to forecast in terms of timing. 

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Oramed posts positive oral insulin Phase 2b results

Oramed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ORMP) has reported positive top-line results from its Phase 2b study, designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its oral insulin capsule, ORMD-0801, in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

The study’s primary objective, which is a significant reduction of weighted mean nighttime glucose, was successfully achieved.

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Oramed completes Phase 2b oral insulin study

Oramed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ORMP) said that all follow-up visits in its Phase 2b study of its oral insulin capsule, ORMD-0801, have been completed.

The double-blind, randomized Phase 2b study of 180 patients with Type 2 diabetes was initiated in mid-2015 and conducted at 33 clinical sites in the U.S.

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Oramed gets Indian patent for oral administration of proteins

Oramed Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:ORMP) patent for its invention, titled “Methods and Compositions for Oral Administrations of Proteins” has been granted by the Indian Patent Office.

Oramed is seeking to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes through its proprietary flagship product, an orally ingestible insulin capsule, ORMD-0801. Having completed multiple Phase 2a trials, a Phase 2b trial in patients with Type 2 diabetes is ongoing under an IND with the FDA. In addition Oramed is developing an oral GLP-1 analog capsule, ORMD-0901.

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Transition Therapeutics reports TT401 trial results

Transition Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TTHI; TSX:TTH) has reported results of a Phase 2 clinical study of drug candidate, TT401, for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

TT401 is a once-weekly administered oxyntomodulin analog, with dual GLP-1 and glucagon agonist activity. TT401 development collaborator, Eli Lilly, performed the Phase 2 study, enrolling 420 Type 2 diabetes subjects into a 24-week study, consisting of a 12-week randomized blinded stage followed by a 12-week open-label stage.

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