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MannKind Reports Positive Data from a Phase 3 Clinical Study of Technosphere Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes
Date:9/16/2008

Study 009 meets its primary endpoint of non-inferiority to a rapid-acting

insulin analog

VALENCIA, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD) today released preliminary top-line results from a Phase 3 clinical study of the Technosphere(R) Insulin System in patients with type 1 diabetes (Study 009). This study compared the safety and efficacy of prandial inhalations of Technosphere Insulin (the TI group) versus prandial subcutaneous injections of insulin aspart (the comparator group). Both groups also received daily subcutaneous injections of a basal insulin (insulin glargine).

Study Highlights

Technosphere Insulin, compared to a rapid-acting insulin analog, showed:

* Comparable reductions in A1C levels

* Comparable numbers of patients reaching pre-defined A1C goals

* Superior fasting blood glucose levels

* Better early post-prandial glucose control

* Fewer patients experiencing hypoglycemic events

* Weight loss versus weight gain

* No adverse effects on pulmonary function

Dr. Peter Richardson, MannKind's Chief Scientific Officer, commented, "We are very pleased with the results of this study, the first of our three completed pivotal Phase 3 studies. These observations confirm the results of earlier studies and build on the important differentiating features of this product, including its positive effects on fasting glucose levels. Technosphere Insulin promises to be an important additional option for the treatment of patients with type 1 diabetes. Our next step is to lock the databases for the remaining two pivotal studies, which further examine long-term efficacy and safety in patients with diabet
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