Tresiba , the intended brand name for insulin degludec, is a new generation of once-daily basal insulin. In “treat-to-target? studies supporting the new drug application, where Tresiba was compared to insulin glargine, Tresiba demonstrated a significantly lower risk of overall and nocturnal hypoglycaemia, while successfully achieving equivalent reductions in HbA1c. Further, with a duration of action beyond 42 hours, Tresiba is the first basal insulin to offer patients the possibility of adjusting the time of injection, when needed.
doses of 80 and 160 units per injection, respectively.
Novo Nordisk expects to receive final marketing authorization from the European Commission within approximately two months. Subject to the Commission?s approval and completion of pricing and reimbursement discussions, Novo Nordisk expects to launch Tresiba in a number of European markets in the beginning of 2013. Ryzodeg is currently expected to be launched approximately one year after Tresiba, in the respective markets.