PROLOR Biotech Announces Positive Results of Its Obesity/Diabetes Drug Candidate in Preclinical Weight Loss Study
PROLOR Biotech, Inc. (NYSE: PBTH) today reported positive preclinical results from an animal study of its long-acting obesity/Type II diabetes drug candidate MOD-6030. The study was designed to measure the potential therapeutic effect of MOD-6030 injected once weekly as measured by weight loss, reduction in food intake, glycemic control and cholesterol levels. The study results will be presented at GTC's 5th Diabetes Drug Discovery and Development Conference on April 19, 2012 in Boston, MA.
In the study, MOD-6030 administered to diet-induced obese (DIO) mice once weekly over a 30-day period demonstrated significant efficacy in reducing weight, lowering blood glucose levels, increasing insulin sensitivity and reducing cholesterol levels as compared to a group that received placebo. Animals in the placebo group showed minimal changes in the study parameters, while the animals receiving MOD-6030 achieved on average a 28% reduction in weight, a 29% reduction in food intake, a 19% reduction in blood glucose levels and a 57% reduction in cholesterol levels. Body composition analysis showed that the weight loss resulted specifically from reductions in body fat.
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