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InteKrin Therapeutics Presented Phase 2b Clinical Data at the 2010 American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting, Demonstrating Improved Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Without Causing the Edema Seen with Pioglitazone

LOS ALTOS, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- InteKrin Therapeutics presented 6 month Phase 2b clinical data for edema in diabetic patients showing differentiation for INT131, a Selective PPAR-gamma Modulator (SPPARM), from Actos® (pioglitazone), yesterday at the American Diabetes Association annual meeting in Orlando, FL.

INT131 besylate (INT131) is a novel, non-TZD, selective oral PPAR-gamma modulator (SPPARM) designed to improve glucose metabolism while minimizing the side effects of the TZD full PPAR-gamma agonists such as Actos®: fluid retention (edema), CHF, bone fracture, and weight gain. The Phase 2b trial, INT131-007, was a 366 patient 24 wk double blind study comparing 4 doses of INT131 to maximal dose Actos® (pioglitazone) or placebo in patients with poorly controlled T2DM on stable dose sulfonylurea (SU) with or without metformin (met). Lower extremity edema was assessed with a predefined scoring tool designed for maximal sensitivity for pitting edema at baseline, 12, and 24 wks. Results show INT131 improved glycemic control as measured by HbA1c comparable to Actos® but without evidence of any significant change in edema compared to baseline or placebo. Substantial edema was noted in the pioglitazone group, consistent with published data. These findings support the SPPARM function of INT131 and suggest it represents a safer insulin sensitizer.

"This data clearly differentiates INT131 besylate from pioglitazone with respect to the important clinical parameter of edema," remarked Dr. Alex DePaoli, Acting Chief Medical Officer of InteKrin Therapeutics, who presented the data. "These findings are consistent with previous clinical data and support the advantages of the SPPARM nature of this agent."

"Insulin sensitization is a core therapeutic mechanism for addressing the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic," added Dr. Linda Higgins, President & Chief Operating Officer of InteKrin Therapeutics. "INT131 besylate offers a potential significant advance in addressing the critical need for a safe insulin sensitizer."

About INT131:

INT131 is a next-generation insulin sensitizer that addresses insulin resistance, a key etiological feature in the onset and subsequent progression of Type 2 Diabetes. As a selective PPAR-gamma modulator (SPPARM), INT131 has been designed to provide potent glucose lowering and durability of effect without the recognized side effects of the currently available insulin sensitizers which, unlike INT131, are full PPAR-gamma agonists. InteKrin has completed an End-Of-Phase 2 meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for INT131 and is moving the program into Phase 3 development.

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InteKrin Therapeutics is a privately-held clinical-stage drug development company focused on diabetes, obesity and metabolic disease. InteKrin's business strategy is to build a robust portfolio of high value products by in-licensing clinical-stage therapeutic candidates that address significant unmet medical needs and rapidly move them through critical development stages. InteKrin's team of world-class scientific and medical experts includes veterans from several successful BioPharma organizations, internationally recognized experts in nuclear receptors and metabolism, top scientists formerly with the Food and Drug Administration and key clinical and commercialization leaders.

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