- Cancer Biology & Biomarkers
- Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry
- Contract Research, Clinical Trials and Outsourcing
- Drug Discovery
- Drug Targets
- Flow Cytometry
- Informatics & Lab Automation
- Ingredients, Excipients and Dosages
- Microbiology & RMMs
- NIR, PAT & QbD
- Raman Spectroscopy
- Screening, Assays & High-Content Analysis
- Thermal Processing
- Events & Workshops
Xultophy Phase 3b study showed statistically significant HbA1c reduction, body weight change and lower rate of hypoglycaemia versus insulin glargine
8 June 2015 • Author: Victoria White
New Phase 3b findings showed adults with type 2 diabetes treated with Xultophy® (IDegLira) demonstrated statistically significant reduction in HbA1c (average blood glucose over the previous three months), change in body weight and a lower rate of hypoglycaemia compared with patients treated with insulin glargine.
Novo Nordisk’s Xultophy is a once-daily, single-injection combination of insulin degludec and liraglutide.
Findings from the Phase 3b DUAL™ V 26-week trial that compared the efficacy and safety of Xultophy versus insulin glargine, both added on to metformin, in patients with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on insulin glargine, were presented at the 75th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
At 26 weeks, patients randomised to Xultophy treatment achieved a statistically significant mean reduction in HbA1c of 1.8% from baseline compared with a 1.1% reduction achieved by patients who further increased their dose of insulin glargine. In the Xultophy group, 72% of patients achieved an HbA1c of <7% at the end of the trial, compared with 47% of patients in the insulin glargine group. Furthermore, 39% of patients treated with Xultophy achieved an HbA1c <7% without hypoglycaemia and weight gain versus 12% treated with insulin glargine.
Xultophy patients required significantly less insulin by the end of the trial
“The results demonstrated that IDegLira treatment could positively impact patients who are not in control on their current basal insulin therapy,” said Professor John Buse, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US. “IDegLira patients achieved an end of trial mean HbA1c of 6.6% while still experiencing weight reduction, and had significantly less hypoglycaemia than patients taking higher doses of insulin glargine.”
There was a 57% lower rate of confirmed hypoglycaemia with Xultophy compared with insulin glargine. Additionally, there was a significant difference of 3.2 kg in change in body weight between treatment groups; body weight decreased by 1.4 kg from baseline for patients treated with Xultophy and increased by 1.8 kg for patients treated with insulin glargine. Patients treated with Xultophy required significantly less insulin than patients treated with insulin glargine, demonstrated by the end-of- trial dose of 41 units of the insulin degludec component in Xultophy versus 66 units respectively.
ABB Analytical Measurement ACD/Labs ADInstruments Ltd Advanced Analytical Technologies GmbH Analytik Jena AG Astell Scientific Ltd B&W Tek Bachem AG Bibby Scientific Limited Bio-Rad Laboratories BioNavis Ltd Biopharma Group Black Swan Analysis Limited Butterworth Laboratories Ltd CAPSUGEL NV Charles Ischi AG | Kraemer Elektronik Cherwell Laboratories CI Precision Cobalt Light Systems Coulter Partners CPC Biotech srl Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA DiscoverX Edinburgh Instruments Enterprise System Partners (ESP) Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing EUROGENTEC F.P.S. Food and Pharma Systems Srl GE Analytical Instruments IDBS JEOL Europe Kaiser Optical Systems Inc. L.B. Bohle Maschinen + Verfahren GmbH Lab M Ltd. LabWare Linkam Scientific Instruments Limited MA Business Metrohm Molins Technologies Multicore Dynamics Ltd Nanosurf New England Biolabs, Inc. Ocean Optics Panasonic Biomedical Sales Europe B.V. PerkinElmer Inc ReAgent Russell Finex Limited Source BioScience Takara Clontech Tornado Spectral Systems Tuttnauer Viavi Solutions, Inc Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group Wickham Laboratories Limited Xylem Analytics YMC Europe GmbH Yusen Logistics