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May 14, 2014
07:06 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals' ISIS-GCGR for diabetes shows positive Phase 2 results
Isis Pharmaceuticals announced positive data from a Phase 2 study of ISIS-GCGRRx in patients with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on stable metformin therapy. In this study, patients in the per protocol efficacy population treated with ISIS-GCGRRx achieved statistically significant reductions in measures of glucose control. Patients treated with ISIS-GCGRRx also experienced increased plasma GLP-1 levels.
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July 6, 2015
07:05 EDTISISAkcea Therapeutica receives orphan drug designatoin from FDA for Volanesorsen
Akcea Therapeutics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Isis Pharmaceuticals, announced that the FDA has granted Orphan Drug Designation to volanesorsen for the treatment of patients with Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome. FCS is a rare genetic disease characterized by extremely high triglyceride levels and risk of pancreatitis. In a Phase 2 study published in the NEJM in December 2014, patients with FCS treated with volanesorsen achieved substantial reductions in apoC-III, triglycerides, chylomicrons and apoC-III-associated very low density lipoprotein-cholesterol particles.1 Akcea is currently conducting an international multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 study in patients with FCS.
June 23, 2015
18:04 EDTISISIsis Pharma granted FDA orphan status for treatment of familial chylomicronemia
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08:58 EDTISISIsis Pharmaceuticals shares not reflecting SMA data, says Needham
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