About Obesity Obesity is a global problem, with the World Health Organization estimating that over 1.5 billion adults are overweight and over 500 million are obese. Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. A number of different metabolic and hormonal pathways are being evaluated by companies around the world in efforts to develop better treatments for obesity. Scientific research has established that melanocortin receptors have a role in eating behavior and energy homeostasis, and that some melanocortin receptor agonists decrease food intake and induce weight loss in animal studies.About the Collaboration between AstraZeneca and Palatin Technologies In 2007, Palatin Technologies entered into an exclusive research collaboration and license agreement with AstraZeneca to discover, develop and commercialize compounds that target melanocortin receptors. Active development work by Palatin under the collaboration portion of the agreement concluded in January 2010.
Palatin Technologies Provides Update Regarding Its Obesity Research/Development Collaboration With AstraZeneca
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