Navigation Links
DuoCort AB: DuoCort announces Phase I Data Presentation at the,European Congress of Endocrinology

HELSINGBORG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 25, 2007 - DuoCort AB today announced that results of the Phase I trial of its 5 mg and 20 mg dual release hydrocortisone tablets for adrenal insufficiency will be presented at the 9th European Congress of Endocrinology on April 30 in Budapest. The trial evaluated the safety and pharmacokinetics of the new hydrocortisone tablets in healthy volunteers.

The Phase I study showed that both the DuoCort 5 mg and 20 mg hydrocortisone dual-release tablets were safe and well tolerated. The novel dual-release formulation showed a rapid increase in cortisol levels after single-dose administration, the dose was well absorbed and it had similar bioavailability to the oral hydrocortisone in the literature. Moreover, the data showed no risk of dose accumulation. The release profile closely resembled the physiological one, including the natural nocturnal cortisol free interval.

Based on the promising Phase I data, DuoCort is now launching its Phase II / III program. "We are very pleased with the outcome of the Phase I trial, especially as there was very little inter- or intra-individual variability in the pharmacokinetics and the drug release profiles look very like the physiological release profile of cortisol in healthy individuals," said DuoCort's Chief Medical Officer, Dr Gudmundur Johannsson. "The Phase II trial will seek to demonstrate similar safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics in patients, as well as gathering other safety and quality of life data."

About dual-release hydrocortisone

DuoCort's dual-release 5 mg and 20 mg hydrocortisone tablets for patients with chronic adrenal insufficiency were granted an Orphan Medicinal Product Designation in the European Union in May 2006. DuoCort's objective is to improve today's glucocorticoid replacement therapy with a once-daily tablet which is more convenient than current treatment and capable of improving pat ient compliance. In addition, by combining rapid release and extended release characteristics, DuoCort's new tablet also delivers a more physiological dose of hydrocortisone, better mimicking the body's natural cortisol serum profile.

About adrenal insufficiency

Recent research on adrenal insufficiency patients taking currently available glucocorticoid replacement therapy demonstrates reduced bone density and unfavourable cardiovascular risk profiles. Recent data also suggest an almost 3-fold increased mortality. Chronic adrenal insufficiency is a rare disease that affects at least 125,000 patients in the European Union.

About DuoCort AB

DuoCort is a drug development company focussed on improving glucocorticoid therapy in several areas of medical need. DuoCort was founded in 2003 by PULS, an early-stage life sciences investment and business development group (

This information was brought to you by Cision


Greg Batcheller, CEO, +46 73 391 9608


Related medicine technology :

1. Sygnis Pharma AG announces date for presentation of clinical results
2. Data Available From Erbitux Phase III Study in First-Line Treatment of Advanced Lung Cancer
3. Phase 3 Results for Dabigatran Etexilate, an Investigational Oral Anticoagulant, Presented Today at the XXIst Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
4. YM BioSciences Announces Secondary Efficacy and Safety Findings in Randomized Phase IIB Aerolef Trial
5. Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Data from a Phase II Study of its Factor Xa Inhibitor at the XXI Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
6. Manhattan Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Phase 2a Studies for Oral Oleoyl-estrone
7. Actemra (tocilizumab) Third Phase III Study Results Show Significant Improvement in Symptoms of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
8. AVI BioPharma Partner Cook Medical Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment for APPRAISAL Phase II Clinical Trial for Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
9. NexMed Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment in Two Pivotal Phase 3 Studies for Anti-Fungal Product
10. AM-Pharma Announces Positive Results of Phase IIa Clinical Trial with Alkaline Phosphatase For Ulcerative Colitis
11. Phase III Trial Results Show Superiority of Rivaroxaban over Enoxaparin for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Undergoing Knee Replacement Surgery
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... , Nov. 26, 2015 ... the addition of the "2016 Global ... Test, Country Volume and Sales Segment Forecasts, ... Opportunities" report to their offering. ... addition of the "2016 Global Tumor ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... new combination approach blends immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for ... combination approach blends immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced ... combination approach blends immunotherapy with Bremachlorin-photodynamic therapy for advanced ... has found that immunotherapy can be efficiently combined ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 3D bioprinting market is ... a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence ... demands kidney transplantation is expected to boost the market growth, ... organ transplantation. --> 3D bioprinting market is ... a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... Lizzie’s Lice Pickers just announced a special promotion that will run throughout ... of lice treatment product. In addition, customers will receive a complimentary head Check when ... is a sure way to ruin the holidays, so we encourage all of our ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the world, revealed that over 50% of its members are ... people under the age of 50 – or 67% of the population - are infected ... HSV-1 infection . , "The data shocks us highly!" said Michelle Li, Co-Founder of ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... A simply groundbreaking television series, "Voices in America", which is hosted ... array of issues that are presently affecting Americans. Dedicated to providing the world with ... changing the subjects consumers focus on, one episode at a time. , In ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to its Diagnostic ... list of CAAHEP accredited colleges, as only one of twelve colleges and universities in ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... Avid collector, Andrew Hawley from Vintage Rock Posters, announces his search for ... of Joplin's most famous and beautiful concert posters. The concert was held on March ... The According to Hawley, "It is hard to believe that Joplin's stardom was only ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):