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FDA Issues Complete Response Letter to Biodel Regarding New Drug Application for Linjeta™
Date:11/1/2010

DANBURY, Conn., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Biodel Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOD) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) requesting additional information regarding the company's new drug application (NDA) for Linjeta™ (human insulin [rDNA origin]) injection 100IU/mL for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus to improve glycemic control.

The CRL stated that the FDA's review cycle is complete and that the application cannot be approved in its present form.  Biodel plans to contact the FDA within the coming weeks to request a meeting to discuss the company's next steps and requirements for approval of Linjeta™.

The CRL included comments related to clinical trials, statistical analysis and chemistry, manufacturing and controls.

With regard to efficacy, the FDA stated that, in the type 1 trial analysis, excluding data from India was post-hoc and therefore not sufficient for establishing conclusive evidence of efficacy.  In the type 2 trial analysis, the FDA acknowledged that non-inferiority was established in the completer population but stated that non-inferiority was not established in the intent-to-treat population because the agency did not consider a post-hoc modification of the statistical model as establishing conclusive evidence of efficacy.  With regard to safety, the FDA commented that unequivocal non-inferiority needs to be achieved in order to compare the risk of hypoglycemia.  The FDA requested that the company conduct two new phase 3 clinical trials using the commercial formulation, one in patients with type 1 diabetes and the other in patients with type 2 diabetes, to establish efficacy and safety as related to hypoglycemia and toleration.

The FDA also requested additional data related to stability and manufacturing.  In
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