Novo Nordisk To Focus On Diabetes, Not Inflammatory Disorders

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Novo Nordisk has decided to discontinue all its research and development (R&D) activities within inflammatory disorders while increasing efforts within diabetes prevention and treatment, obesity and diabetes complications.
The decision to discontinue all R&D within inflammatory disorders follows a review of Novo Nordisk’s strategic position in the therapeutic area after… Read more

Diamyd-Licensed Technology Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

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Researchers at UCLA have confirmed earlier findings that combinations of GABA and Antigen Based Therapy (ABT) works synergistically as a treatment in the NOD mouse model of type 1 diabetes. Diamyd Medical is the exclusive licensee for the commercialization of UCLA’s GABA technology for metabolic diseases including in diabetes.
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FDA Approves First Test For Diagnosing Type 1 Diabetes

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The U.S. FDA has allowed marketing of the first zinc transporter 8 autoantibody (ZnT8Ab) test that can help determine if a person has type 1 diabetes and not another type of diabetes. When used with other tests and patient clinical information, the test may help some people with type 1 diabetes receive timely diagnosis and treatment for their disease. Early treatment of type 1 diabetes is important in helping to prevent further deterioration of insulin producing cells. Read more

FDA Accepts Sanofi’s NDA for New Basal Insulin, Toujeo

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review Sanofi’s New Drug Application (NDA) for Toujeo (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection, 300 U/mL), an investigational basal insulin. The acceptance of the NDA follows the acceptance of the marketing authorization dossier for Toujeo by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for EU countries on May 27, 2014. Read more

FDA Approves Afrezza Rapid-Acting Inhaled Insulin

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The U.S. FDA approved Mannkind Corporation’s Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, a rapid-acting inhaled insulin, to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus. Afrezza is administered at the beginning of each meal, or within 20 minutes after starting a meal. Read more

In Europe, Medtronic Launches The MiniMed Duo, First Combined Glucose Sensor and Insulin Infusion Set

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Medtronic has announced the European launch of MiniMed Duo, the world’s first two-in-one glucose sensor and insulin infusion set, simplifying integrated insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). MiniMed Duo, which is used with the MiniMed Veo system (the European version of the Minimed 530G), makes it easier for more people with diabetes to benefit from CGM. Read more

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