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Shire Reports Positive Results From First of Three Phase III Trials of velaglucerase alfa for Type 1 Gaucher Disease and Provides Important Updates on Interactions With FDA

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, August 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY ), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today reported positive results from the first of three Phase III studies of velaglucerase alfa, its enzyme replacement therapy in development fo...

Bionovo's Estrogen Receptor Beta Selective Drugs Have Unique Gene Expression and Cell Type Specificity

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI ) announced today that a study of the gene regulation in multiple cell lines by several of their estrogen receptor beta (ERb) candidates will be published in Public Library of Science One. ...

Takeda Receives FDA Complete Response Letter for Alogliptin, an Investigational Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 26, and OSAKA, Japan, June 27, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda") today announced that Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc., a wholly owned United States (U.S.) subsidiary received on June 26 (U.S. time) a complete response ...

MacroGenics and Lilly Achieve Targeted Patient Enrollment in PROTEGE, a Global Phase 2/3 Clinical Trial of Teplizumab in Type 1 Diabetes

Phase 3 PROTEGE ENCORE Clinical Trial Initiated ROCKVILLE, Md. and INDIANAPOLIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MacroGenics, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) today announced that the PROTEGE trial achieved its targeted patient enrollment. The trial is a pivotal Phase 2/3 clinical study...

Merz Pharmaceuticals Announce Three Studies of NT-201 - (Botulinum neurotoxin type A Free From Complexing Proteins)

-Second Data Set Presented at MDS- PARIS, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from three placebo controlled studies conducted to assess NT-201 in upper limb post-stroke spasticity, pre-treated cervical dystonia, and treatment-naive cervical dystonia patients represent the second data set presented...

Isis Highlights New Data on Antisense Drugs to Treat Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity at ADA Scientific Sessions

NEW ORLEANS and CARLSBAD, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS ) announced today that Isis' antisense drugs were highlighted with eight presentations (including three oral talks and two late-breaking posters) during the American Diabetes Association's...

Merz Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Clinical Trials with NT-201(Botulinum neurotoxin type A free from complexing proteins) at Annual Movement Disorders Society Meeting

--First of 2 data sets to be released-- PARIS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from two randomized, active-controlled clinical trials in patients with blepharospasm and cervical dystonia -- one placebo-controlled spasticity trial and one upper limb spasticity trial -- were presented at the ...

Lilly Announces Positive Phase II Data on Investigational Medicine for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

NEW ORLEANS, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) announced today new, positive Phase II study results of LY2189265, its investigational glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) analog administered subcutaneously once-weekly for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. These data ...

Merz Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Three Clinical Trials With NT-201 (Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A Free From Complexing Proteins) in Movement Disorder Patients

SEATTLE, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from two prospective, double-blind placebo controlled multi-center studies in patients with cervical dystonia and blepharospasm, and pooled European efficacy and safety data in patients with focal dystonia and upper limb spasticity will be presented at th...

Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Completion of Enrollment of ITCA 650 Phase 1b Study for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

First study evaluating DUROS(R) continuous delivery of exenatide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes HAYWARD, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the completion of patient accrual to a phase 1b clinical study evaluating ITCA 650 (DUROS(R) continuous d...

Pistachios Offer Protective Benefits Against Heart Disease, Type II Diabetes and Obesity

Research Presented at Experimental Biology 2009 Reveals Cardiovascular and Glycemic Control Benefits of Pistachios NEW ORLEANS, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Pistachios are much more than a great-tasting snack. The little green nuts may do more for your heart, blood sugar and waistline than many ...

Update on FDA Advisory Committee Meeting on Liraglutide for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk today announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized its discussions of questions related to liraglutide, a once-daily human GLP-1 anal...

MannKind Corporation to Review Positive Results From Final Two Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Studies in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Live Broadcast on December 18, 2008 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time VALENCIA, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD ) will host a live broadcast to review clinical results from its final two Phase 3 studies of AFRESA(TM), the company's ultra rapid actin...

Arena Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Type 2 Diabetes Drug Candidate in Partnership with Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA ) announced today that Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Ortho-McNeil) initiated under their partnership a first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial of APD597, a novel oral drug candidate discovered by A...

Epidemics of Both Type 1 Diabetes (Insulin Dependent) and Type 2 Diabetes (Obesity Related) Are Linked to Immunization

BALTIMORE, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Data by Dr. J. Bart Classen published this week in Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews provides further evidence that epidemics of type 2 diabetes/obesity/metabolic syndrome, like type 1 diabetes, are linked to immunization. Class...

Overweight Siblings of Children With Type 2 Diabetes Likely to Have Abnormal Blood Sugar Levels

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overweight siblings of children with type 2 diabetes are four times more likely to have abnormal glucose levels compared to other overweight children. Because abnormal glucose levels may indicate risk for diabetes or diabetes itself, these children ...

Reprogrammable Cell Type Depends on a Single Gene to Keep Its Identity

St. Jude study shows the Prox1 gene is a two-way switch that, if turned off, causes lymphatic endothelial cells to be reprogrammed so that they lose their identity and become more like blood endothelial cells MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at St. Jude Childr...

Genaera Begins Phase 1b Trial of Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) in Overweight and Obese Type 2 Diabetics

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genaera Corporation (Nasdaq: GENR ) today announced that dosing of subjects has begun in study MSI-1436C-102 (Study 102), the multiple ascending dose Phase 1b study of trodusquemine (MSI-1436) in overweight and obese type 2 diabetics. MSI-...

St. Jude Identifies Genomic Causes of a Certain Type of Leukemia Relapse

New study finds the majority of acute lymphoblastic leukemia relapse cases arise from a cell already present at the time of diagnosis MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified distinctive genetic changes in the c...

Opportunities to Highlight Type 1 Diabetes in November

Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- -- Diabetes Awareness Month, in November, and World Diabetes Day (Nov. 14) present outstanding opportunities to educate the public about type 1 diabetes screening and promising res...

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Commences Phase 2A Trials of its Oral Insulin Capsule on Type 1 Diabetics

Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of ORMD 0801, Oral Insulin Capsule, on Type 1 Diabetics JERUSALEM, Israel, September 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: ORMP.OB) ( http://www.oramed.com ), a developer of oral delivery systems, announ...

Takeda Submits a New Drug Application in the U.S. for Alogliptin (SYR-322) / ACTOS(R) (pioglitazone HCl) for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

OSAKA, Japan, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc. (U.S.), submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing ...

MannKind Reports Positive Data from a Phase 3 Clinical Study of Technosphere Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes

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 Techno...

Screening for Ischemia in Asymptomatic Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: Five- Year Outcomes in the DIAD Study

Study Shows Systematic Screening May Not Be Necessary For Diabetic Patients BOSTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are 21 million patients with Type 2 diabetes in the United States alone. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of morbidity in patients with diabetes. Silent myo...

Sanofi Aventis: People With Type 2 Diabetes Treated With LANTUS(R) and APIDRA(R) Achieved Greater Reductions in A1C Than Those Treated With Pre-mixed Insulin

PARIS, September 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Abstracts 186 and 1003 Sanofi-aventis announced today that results from two studies, GINGER and LACE, presented at the 44th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) demonstrated that a basal-bolus insulin re...

Novo Nordisk New Data From a Phase 3 Study Confirms Clinical Benefits of Once-Daily Liraglutide in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

ROME, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novo Nordisk (NYSE: NVO ), a global healthcare company, presented data from a phase 3 clinical study (LEAD(TM) 4) today at the 44th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes that demonstrated adding the investigational new dru...

Insulin Analogues From Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly and Sanofi-Aventis Will Drive Growth in the Type 1 Diabetes Drug Market

Owing to Well-Established and Effective Insulin-Based Therapies, Market Growth Will be Modest Through 2017, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and adviso...

Inverness Medical Innovations Receives USDA Licensure of the BinaxNOW(R) Avian Influenza Virus Type A Antigen Test Kit

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. (Amex: IMA ), a leading provider of near-patient diagnostics, monitoring and health management solutions, announced today that it has received licensure from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA...

Tolerx Initiates Dosing of Otelixizumab, a Novel Type 1 Diabetes Agent, in DEFEND, a Phase 3 Clinical Trial

Milestone achievement triggers $15 million payment from collaborator GlaxoSmithKline CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Tolerx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of novel therapies for immune-mediated diseases, today a...

Echo Therapeutics Announces Positive Results of a Clinical Study of its Symphony(TM) Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

FRANKLIN, Mass., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Echo Therapeutics (OTC Bulletin Board: ECTE) today announced positive results of a clinical study of its Symphony(TM) Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring (tCGM) System in patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Echo's non-invasive Symp...

Newly Published Study Results Showed That Two Mealtime Insulin Dosing Algorithms Were Effective for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Two Regimens Including Lantus(R) and Apidra(R) Resulted in Significant Reductions in A1C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Whatever the Algorithm Used BRIDGEWATER, N.J., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the "Adjust to Target in Type 2 Diabetes: Comparison...

Video: Sanford Health's Journey to Cure Type 1 Diabetes Receives Major Boost

Historic $10 Million Gift Creates Fund for Sanford Project Chair SIOUX FALLS, S.D., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanford Health announced today it has received a $10 million gift from Todd and Linda Broin of Sioux Falls, SD to fund the chair of the Sanford Project. The gift for the Todd and Lin...

Echo Therapeutics Initiates Clinical Study of Its Symphony(TM) Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

FRANKLIN, Mass., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ECTE) announced today that it has initiated a clinical study of its Symphony(TM) Transdermal Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (tCGM System) in patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The Compan...

Novel Testosterone Gel Significantly Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Sexual Function in Hypogonadal Men With Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

New Data Highlights the Need for Testosterone Screening in At-Risk Hypogonadal Men BEDMINSTER, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from a 12-month, international, multi-center study showed that treatment for low testosterone with Tostran(R), a topical, metered ...

Video: Clinical Study Shows Liraglutide Reduced Blood Sugar, Weight, and Blood Pressure in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Phase 3 data highlight sustained efficacy and benefits of early treatment with liraglutide versus glimepiride SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data presented today at the 68th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) demonstrated that once-d...

After One Year, Type 2 Diabetes Patients Taking Exenatide Once Weekly Sustained Improvements in Glycemic Control and Weight; DURATION-1 Presented at ADA 2008

Phase 3 Once Weekly Investigational Diabetes Therapy Also Improved Glucose Control in Patients Switching from Exenatide Taken Twice a Day SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ), and Alkermes, Inc. (N...

Use of Mealtime SYMLIN(R) Compared to Rapid-Acting Insulin for Diabetes Therapy Intensification in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Using Basal Insulin

Results from a 24-week multi-center, randomized, open-label study presented at ADA 2008 SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) today announced data showing that the use of mealtime SYMLIN(R) (pramlintide acetate)...

Genaera Corporation Presents Additional Promising Preclinical Type 2 Diabetes Data for Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) at American Diabetes Association

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genaera Corporation (Nasdaq: GENR ) announced today a presentation by Genaera scientists of preclinical data on trodusquemine (MSI-1436), Genaera's lead drug candidate for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity, during the 68th Sci...

New Discovery of Key Difference in Bile Acid Metabolism in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes May Suggest Underlying Disorder

First Extensive Report of Bile Acid Aberration in Type 2 Diabetes Patients Warrants Further Study EMERYVILLE, Calif. and PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KineMed, Inc., and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., announced that researchers have discovered a key differenc...

New Data From Head-to-Head Study Confirms Once-Daily Levemir(R) is as Effective as Glargine over a 24-Hour Period in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A head-to-head study announced today at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) meeting demonstrated that Levemir(R) (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) can be used once-daily and had a comparable blood glucose response to insulin glargine ...
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