Pressrelease - No. 6/2017
New analysis shows Soliqua ® 100/33 lowered HbA 1c by more than 2% in patients with screening levels greater than 9%
Copenhagen, June 10, 2017 - Zealand Pharma's ("Zealand") partner Sanofi announced today that Soliqua ® 100/33 (insulin glargine and lixisenatide injection) 100 units/ml and 33 mcg/ml lowered mean blood sugar levels (HbA 1c ) by 1.09-2.41% after 30 weeks in adults with type 2 diabetes previously treated with 15-40 units of basal insulin daily.
The abstract is entitled "iGlarLixi Reduces A 1c to a Greater Extent Than Basal Insulin Therapy Regardless of A 1c Levels at Screening" (Niemoeller E et al. Poster presentation 1079-P, American Diabetes Association (ADA) 77th Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA, U.S., June 10). This new post-hoc analysis of data from the LixiLan-L Phase 3 study, which grouped participants according to HbA 1c level at screening, also showed that all subgroups achieved a mean HbA 1c of less than 7% during the study period. 1
Zealand's first invented medicine, lixisenatide, a once-daily prandial GLP-1 receptor agonist for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, is licensed to Sanofi. Soliqua ® 100/33 is an injectable prescription medicine that contains two diabetes medicines, insulin glargine and lixisenatide, that may improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with type 2 diabetes when used in conjunction with diet and exercise in people who are not controlled with long-acting (basal) insulin (less than 60 units daily) or lixisenatide. Soliqua ® 100/33, which is intended to be used in conjunction with diet and exercise, is marketed as Suliqua ® in the EU.
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About Zealand Pharma A/S
Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: ZEAL) ("Zealand") is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, design and development of innovative peptide-based medicines. Zealand has a portfolio of medicines and product candidates under license collaborations with Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim and Helsinn, and a pipeline of internal product candidates focusing on specialty gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases.
Zealand's first invented medicine, lixisenatide, a once-daily prandial GLP-1 receptor agonist for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, is licensed to Sanofi. Lixisenatide is marketed as Adlyxin ® in the U.S. and as Lyxumia ® in the rest of the world. Lixisenatide has been developed in a combination with basal insulin glargine (Lantus ® ) and is marketed as Soliqua ® 100/33 in the U.S. and has been approved as Suliqua ® in Europe and launched in the Netherlands.
Zealand's clinical pipeline includes: dasiglucagon* (ZP4207, single-dose rescue treatment) for acute, severe hypoglycemia (Phase 2); glepaglutide* (ZP1848) for short bowel syndrome (Phase 2); dasiglucagon* (ZP4207, multiple-dose version) intended for use in a dual-hormone artificial pancreas system to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and better diabetes management (Phase 2) and other earlier-stage clinical and preclinical peptide therapeutics.
Zealand is based in Copenhagen (Glostrup), Denmark. For further information about the Company's business and activities, please visit www.zealandpharma.com or follow Zealand on Twitter @ZealandPharma.
* Dasiglucagon and glepaglutide are proposed International Nonproprietary Names (pINN).