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Unigene's Oral PTH Phase 2 Proof-of-Concept Data To Be Presented At Upcoming Scientific Conferences

BOONTON, N.J., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Unigene Laboratories, Inc. (OTCBB: UGNE), a leader in the design, delivery, manufacture and development of peptide-based therapeutics, today announced that data from the Company's oral parathyroid hormone (PTH) analog Phase 2 proof-of-concept trial results will be part of two presentations by Dr. Lorraine Fitzpatrick, Medicine Development Leader for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), at prestigious scientific conferences. 

5th International Workshop on Advances in the Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Bone Disease

"(Mis)Adventures In Drug Discovery"
  • Date & Time: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. GMT
  • Location:  St. Catherine's College, Oxford, UK
  • Focus: Examination of PTH secretory dynamics via the comparison of PK data from ronacaleret, oral PTH, and PTH 1-34 and 1-84 

GIOSEG 5th Meeting Skeletal Endocrinology

SESSION 4 - Anabolic Therapies for Osteoporosis – "New PTHs: Modalities, Duration, Combinations"
  • Date & Time: Friday, September 21, 2012 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. BST
  • Location: University of Brescia, Main Hall School of Medicine, Brescia, Italy
  • Focus: Examination of PTH secretory dynamics via the comparison of PK data from ronacaleret, oral PTH, and PTH 1-34 and 1-84

"We are extremely pleased Dr. Fitzpatrick has chosen to present the data from our oral PTH Phase 2 proof-of-concept trial at two highly prestigious scientific conferences," stated Nozer Mehta, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Development for Unigene.  "Both presentations will serve to highlight data that strongly validate Unigene's proprietary Peptelligence™ technology and, importantly, that the oral delivery of PTH is technically feasible."

The Phase 2 proof-of-concept oral PTH study was conducted by Unigene under a now terminated, amended and restated exclusive worldwide license agreement and related development services and clinical supply agreement with GSK pertaining to an oral formulation of a recombinantly produced PTH analog for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. 

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