SAN DIEGO, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO), a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products targeting the extracellular matrix for the drug delivery, endocrinology, oncology, and dermatology markets, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008.
"The fundamentals for Halozyme have never been stronger and I am pleased with the initiation of our Phase 2 insulin clinical trial. The study will test our proprietary rHuPH20 hyaluronidase enzyme with two commercially available insulins in diabetic patients," stated Jonathan Lim, M.D., President and CEO of Halozyme. "Other Halozyme clinical programs are also moving forward expeditiously and Phase 1 studies in our bisphosphonate and PEGPH20 programs should be starting soon. Our five proprietary programs focus on the development of first-in-class or best-in-class compounds that target large commercial markets and the initiation of additional human clinical studies should enhance the value of our pipeline and drive shareholder returns."
Recent Corporate and Scientific Achievements
-- A Phase 2 insulin clinical trial has been initiated in Type 1 diabetic patients that will compare glycemic control of a standardized liquid meal challenge and insulin pharmacokinetics after administration of each of four dosing regimens: Humulin(R) R (regular insulin human) with and without rHuPH20 and Humalog(R) (insulin lispro) with and without rHuPH20. The study is designed to detect faster absorption and a more rapid onset of action for both types of insulin when given in combination with Halozyme's rHuPH20 enzyme. Results should be available in mid-2009.
-- A clinical study in bladd
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