Halozyme Dose Response Study Demonstrates Significant Insulin Responses Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 13:01

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HALO) today announced dose response study results that demonstrated faster insulin absorption and increased peak insulin concentrations after co-administration of its recombinant hyaluronidase enzyme (rHuPH20 or PH20) with regular human insulin and with insulin lispro.

The enhanced absorption effects were observed at clinically relevant insulin doses across a broad range of PH20 concentrations. In addition, study results also showed accelerated insulin action as measured by glucose infusion rates in this euglycemic glucose clamp study. The company presented these results today at the International Diabetes Federation Congress in Montreal.

"This study has demonstrated faster insulin absorption for varying insulin doses and PH20 concentrations. Even at relatively low insulin doses and low concentrations of PH20, the faster insulin absorption produced an acceleration of the effects of insulin," said Doug Muchmore, M.D., vice president, endocrinology clinical development. "This dose response study allowed us to determine the optimal enzyme concentration, an important milestone in the development of our ultrafast insulin program, which has already been useful in the design of ongoing clinical trials."

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