HAYWARD, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. announced today the presentation of final 48-week results of a phase 2 clinical study of ITCA 650 (DUROS® subcutaneous continuous delivery of exenatide) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes at the American Diabetes Association's 71st Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California.
Results of the phase 2 study, presented by Julio Rosenstock, M.D., Director of the Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center at Medical City and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, demonstrated that patients receiving treatment with ITCA 650 experienced substantial and sustained reductions in HbA1c, fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and body weight during the 48 weeks of treatment at all doses. A starting dose of ITCA 650 20 mcg/day for weeks 1 through 12 provided improved glycemic control with the best tolerability profile. Subsequent transition to ITCA 650 doses of 40, 60 or 80 mcg/day led to statistically significant improvements in HbA1c, FPG and body weight after 24 and 48 weeks of treatment.
"We are very encouraged by the robust results observed in this study and the high level of enthusiasm expressed by patients and investigators," said Kurt Graves, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Intarcia. "ITCA 650 is a novel GLP-1 therapeutic approach for type 2 diabetes that holds new promise for many patients and physicians who want robust glucose reductions and a favorable weight profile without the trade-offs associated with having to start potentially life-long and frequent self-injections." Graves added, "ITCA 650 not only delivers sustained glycemic control and favorable weight effects but the breakthrough subcutaneous continuous delivery platform is being developed as just a once-
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