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September 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTC BB: ORMP) (
http://www.oramed.com), a developer of oral delivery systems, announced that EnteraBio Ltd. recently reported successful Phase 1 clinical trial results. The Phase 1 data supports the continued development of Entera's oral osteoporosis drug.
Entera's IP was out-licensed from Oramed in 2010 and Oramed is entitled to 3% royalties plus a small holding in the company according to the agreement.
EnteraBio is developing an oral tablet form of a well known osteoporosis drug, which currently totals
$830 million in annual sales. The Phase 1 clinical trial consisted of twelve healthy patients and was conducted at the Hadasah Medical Center in
Jerusalem. No adverse events were reported.
About Oramed Pharmaceuticals
Oramed Pharmaceuticals is a technology pioneer in the field of oral delivery solutions for drugs presently delivered via injection. Oramed is seeking to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes through its patented flagship product, an orally ingestible insulin capsule currently in Phase 2 clinical trials. Established in 2006, Oramed's technology is based on over 25 years of research performed by top research scientists at
Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center. Oramed's corporate and R&D headquarters are based in
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Entera Bio is developing novel oral drugs by utilizing its proprietary cutting edge delivery technology. This technology protects large molecules and peptides in the GI tract. Oral drug delivery is the most straight forward and user friendly approach to medical treatment. Entera Bio has key personnel with the relevant know how, experience and networks working together to enable rapid development of its products. The company has an experienced management team with more than 50 years of combined drug development experience.