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Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. Presents Positive Results from Two Studies of ITCA 650 for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes at the Ninth Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting
Date:11/6/2009

ting a 3-month phase 2 study comparing ITCA 650 with twice-daily Byetta® exenatide injections among a larger population of type 2 diabetes patients. The goals of the ITCA 650 program are to enhance the therapeutic effects of exenatide by ensuring patient compliance; provide more consistent, around-the-clock therapeutic drug levels; and reduce side effects, including nausea associated with high peak levels of exenatide exposure observed with repeated injections.

About ITCA 650

ITCA 650 therapy for type 2 diabetes consists of DUROS continuous delivery of exenatide. The DUROS delivery technology comprises the patented DUROS device, a matchstick-size miniature osmotic pump that is inserted subcutaneously to provide continuous and consistent drug therapy and proprietary formulation technology that maintains stability of therapeutic proteins and peptides at human body temperature for extended periods of time. The DUROS technology can deliver up to one year of therapy from a single ITCA 650 insertion. Unlike other extended delivery technologies, such as polymer encapsulation or albumin fusion, DUROS delivery allows for steady-state drug delivery upon insertion and near immediate withdrawal of therapy, if required. Exenatide, the active agent in ITCA 650, has been approved in the US, Europe and many other markets and is currently marketed as a twice-daily, self-injection therapy for type 2 diabetes.

About Intarcia

Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. is a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to ensure enhanced treatment outcome by optimizing patient adherence and improving the convenience and tolerability of drug therapies. Intarcia's drug development expertise and competitive edge are demonstrated by its abilities to stabilize proteins and peptides at above body temperature and to deliver them in a constant and consistent manner via the proprietary DUROS drug delivery platform. Intarcia is pursuing clinical
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