Oramed Submits Phase 2a Protocol to FDA for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes with its Oral Insulin Capsule
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (www.oramed.com), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that it has submitted a protocol to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a Phase 2a trial of its orally ingestible insulin capsule, ORMD 0801, for type 1 diabetes. The protocol was submitted under Oramed's existing IND for ORMD-0801 to include both type 1 and type 2 diabetes indications. The double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled, seven-day study design will be carried out at an inpatient setting on twenty-four type 1 diabetic patients. This US- based study is expected to start later this quarter. "With the encouraging data from our recent Phase 2a FDA trial on type 2 diabetic patients, we are moving forward on both the type 1 and type 2 indications by submitting this type 1 protocol to the FDA while gearing up for the Phase 2b multi-center trial on type 2 patients to take place later this year," commented Oramed CEO Nadav Kidron. About ORMD-0801 Oral Insulin and T1DM Oramed proposes to introduce ORMD-0801 to reduce the mealtime insulin doses, introducing a treatment regimen which would allow for fewer daily injections. Moreover, oral administration offers the benefit of reduced systemic exposure and may enable tighter regulation of blood sugar levels by directly affecting glucose control in the liver. For more information on ORMD-0801, the content of which is not part of this press release, please visit http://oramed.com/index.php?page=14 About Oramed Pharmaceuticals Oramed Pharmaceuticals is a technology pioneer in the field of oral delivery solutions for drugs and vaccines currently delivered via injection. Established in 2006, Oramed's Protein Oral Delivery (POD™) technology is based on over 30 years of research by top research 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) currently in Phase 2 clinical trials on patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) under an Investigational New Drug application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and with its oral exenatide capsule (ORMD-0901; a GLP-1 analog). Oramed is also moving forward with clinical trials of ORMD-0801 for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. The company's corporate and R&D headquarters are based in Jerusalem. Source: Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. www.oramed.com .