JERUSALEM, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) (www.oramed.com), a developer of oral drug delivery systems, today announced it successfully concluded a Phase Ib study of ORMD-0901, the Company's proprietary oral GLP-1 analog. The Phase Ib study on type 2 diabetic patients showed ORMD-0901 to be safe and well tolerated, having no serious adverse events, adverse events or abnormal laboratory findings during the study. In addition, the active oral GLP-1 arms of the study showed encouraging trending efficacy.
"We are very pleased with both the safety and efficacy results observed during this study. Currently we are preparing to submit an IND with the FDA and anticipate initiating a Phase IIb study in 2017," said Oramed CEO Nadav Kidron.
About ORMD-0901 – Oral GLP-1
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone that stimulates the secretion of insulin from the pancreas. Exenatide, a GLP-1 analog, is currently marketed in injectable form only, and is indicated for treatment of type 2 diabetes. Exenatide induces insulin release at increased glucose levels and causes a feeling of satiety, which results in reduced food intake and weight loss. Oramed's oral GLP-1 analog capsule based on the company's PODTM technology could significantly increase compliance and become a valuable tool in the treatment of diabetes.
About Oramed Pharmaceuticals
Oramed Pharmaceuticals is a platform technology pioneer in the field of oral delivery solutions for drugs currently delivered via injection. Established in 2006, Oramed's Protein Oral Delivery (PODTM) technology is based on over 30 years of research by scientists at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center. Oramed is seeking to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes through its proprietary flagship product, an orally ingestible insulin capsule (ORMD-0801). The Company completed multiple Phase II clinical trials of ORMD-0801 under an Investigational New Drug application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In addition, Oramed is developing an oral GLP-1 analog capsule (ORMD-0901).
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