First clinical study evaluating DUROS(R) continuous delivery of exenatide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
HAYWARD, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced it will present clinical data from a phase 1b study of ITCA 650 (DUROS(R) continuous delivery of exenatide) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes as a late-breaker at the Annual Conference of the American Diabetes Association in New Orleans, LA (June 5-9, 2009). The study was conducted at multiple centers in the United States and evaluated a 4-week course of ITCA 650 treatment among 44 patients (n= 10-12 patients/dose arm) with type 2 diabetes.
ITCA 650 Late-Breaker Abstract 4-LB in Category 01-C Clinical Therapeutics/ New Technology - Other Drug Delivery Systems:
A Phase 1b Study of ITCA 650: Continuous Subcutaneous Delivery of Exenatide via DUROS(R) Device Lowers Fasting and Postprandial Plasma Glucose - Luskey, K., McNally, J., Dahms, J., Logan, D., Weiner, G., Denham, D. and Alessi, T.
"We are very pleased the ADA scientific reviewers selected our study for presentation as a late-breaker," said Alice Leung, President & CEO of Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. "Our team worked very hard to advance this program from an idea to clinical evaluation in under 18 months. In continuing this brisk pace, we expect to begin a phase 2 study of ITCA 650 in the second half of this year."
The late-breaker abstract describes the dose-ranging design of the study and preliminary results from the two lower doses of 10mcg/day and 20 mcg/day through the first two weeks of treatment. Based on the favorable tolerability of DUROS continuous delivery of exenatide on the lower doses, patients have been enrolled to two higher d
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