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DuoCort Hosts Adrenal Insufficiency Symposium at the 10th European Congress of Endocrinology in Berlin
Date:4/18/2008

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About adrenal insufficiency
Recent research on adrenal insufficiency patients taking currently available glucocorticoid replacement therapy demonstrates reduced bone density, unfavourable cardiovascular risk profiles and compromised quality of life and well-being.  Recent data also suggest an almost 3-fold increased mortality. Improvement in the replacement regimen and replacement strategy is therefore essential. Chronic adrenal insufficiency is a rare disease that affects over 125,000 patients in the European Union and over 100,000 in North America.
 
About DuoCort™ dual-release hydrocortisone DuoCort™ dual-release 5 mg and 20 mg hydrocortisone tablets for patients with chronic adrenal insufficiency were granted an Orphan Medicinal Product Designation in the European Union in May 2006.  DuoCort’s objective is to improve today’s glucocorticoid replacement therapy with a tablet that delivers a more physiological profile of hydrocortisone, better mimicking the body’s natural cortisol release by combining rapid release and extended release characteristics.  DuoCort™ is a once-daily tablet that is more convenient than current therapy.

About DuoCort AB
DuoCort AB is a drug development company focused on improving glucocorticoid therapy in areas of significant unmet medical need. The company is based in Helsingborg, Sweden.
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