TORONTO, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Transition Therapeutics Inc. ("Transition" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:TTHI, TSX:TTH) today announced that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 2 clinical study of gastrin analogue, TT-223, in patients with type 2 diabetes. The study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-ranging study to evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of daily TT-223 treatments for 12 weeks with a 6-month follow-up. Approximately 80 patients with type 2 diabetes are expected to be enrolled in the study and will receive a daily treatment of TT-223 in addition to their current regimen of oral glucose lowering agents (metformin and/or thiazolidinediones).
For information on enrollment, patients or caregivers can visit the Company's website www.transitiontherapeutics.com or send inquiries directly by email to email@example.com.
Transition and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) have entered into a licensing and collaboration agreement granting Lilly exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialize gastrin based therapies, including the lead compound TT-223. Gastrin based therapies are an emerging class of potential disease-modifying therapies for patients with diabetes, and have been shown to provide sustained improvement in glycemic control in preclinical models and early clinical studies. Sustained improvement in glycemic control is a key goal for patients with diabetes in order to alleviate the symptoms of hyperglycemia and to prevent diabetic complications, and improving their overall quality of life.
Transition is a biopharmaceutical company, developing novel therapeutics for disease indications with large markets. Transition's lead products include ELND005 (AZD-103) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and TT-223 for the treatment of diabetes. Transition has an emerging pipeline of preclinical drug candidates acquired externally and developed internally using its proprietary drug discovery engine. Transition's shares are listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol "TTHI" and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "TTH". For additional information about the Company, please visit www.transitiontherapeutics.com.
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