"We are very pleased to have Ken join Intarcia Therapeutics to lead our hepatitis C and diabetes clinical development efforts," said Alice Leung. "Ken's drug development experience and expertise in the areas of diabetes and metabolic diseases are tremendous assets as we prepare to initiate clinical development of ITCA 650 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. We look to his significant clinical and development expertise as we bring Omega DUROS therapy into later stages of development as well as expand the Company's pipeline in the metabolic diseases area."
Intarcia is currently conducting a phase 1 study of Omega DUROS therapy in combination with ribavirin for the treatment of patients with HCV genotype-1 who have failed prior standard of care treatment. In addition, Intarcia is preparing to initiate a phase 1 clinical trial of ITCA 650 in the first quarter of 2009 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Both of these programs use Intarcia's proprietary subcutaneous DUROS drug delivery technology that provides continuous and consistent administration of drug therapy.
Dr. Luskey said, "Intarcia represents a very unique opportunity. I believe the proven advantages of the DUROS delivery technology hold great potential in developing more effective treatments for many chronic diseases, including hepatitis C and type 2 diabetes. I am very excited to join Intarcia at this stage of the Company's development and look forward to directing clinical programs to fulfill the potential of DUROS delivery in these two disease areas."
Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing
therapeutics for patients with chronic diseases in which there are
significant unmet medical needs. Intarcia's drug development expertise and
competitive edge are complemented by its ability to stabilize
macromolecules and to deliver them in a constant and consistent ma
|SOURCE Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.|
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