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Halozyme's Ultrafast Insulin Formulations Improved Postprandial Glycemic Control in Patients Living with Type 1 Diabetes: Phase 2 Study Results Presented at ADA 2012
Date:6/11/2012

PHILADELPHIA, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced results from a Phase 2 study of prandial insulin formulations, which include the Company's recombinant human hyaluronidase (rHuPH20) enzyme, in patients with Type 1 diabetes. The study met its primary endpoint of A1C non-inferiority (A1C is a measure of average blood sugar over three months). Further, data from the study indicated that rHuPH20 reduced postprandial glycemic excursions, as well as significantly reduced hypoglycemic events. These findings were presented in an oral presentation at the 72nd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) on Monday, June 11 from 6:15 - 6:30 PM EDT.

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"There is a real need for faster-acting mealtime insulins. By accelerating the absorption and action of prandial insulins, rHuPH20 may help reduce mealtime glucose fluctuations that make managing diabetes difficult," said Irl B. Hirsch, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Diabetes Treatment and Teaching Chair, University of Washington School of Medicine. "This faster-in, faster-out profile may also attenuate the risk of hypoglycemia. In this study, improved control of mealtime glucose significantly reduced hypoglycemic events in patients receiving treatments with the rHuPH20 enzyme. The data further indicated that Halozyme's ultrafast insulin formulations moderate glucose swings, thus more closely mimicking the effects of endogenous insulin and, if approved, could ultimately help patients with diabetes live healthier lives."

The study compared two rapid acting insulin analog products (lispro or aspart), formulated with rHuPH20 (lispro-PH20 and aspart-PH20, each an Analog-PH20), to an active comparator (lispro alone). The study me
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