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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Files for European Approval of Diabetes Drug Albiglutide


3/8/2013 8:03:34 AM

March 08, 2013 -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) today announced the submission of a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for albiglutide, with the proprietary name EPERZAN™, to the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Albiglutide is an investigational once-weekly treatment for adult patients with type 2 diabetes which is not yet approved anywhere in the world. On 14th January 2013, GSK announced the submission of a regulatory application in the United States for albiglutide.

About albiglutide

Albiglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, is an investigational biological product for the treatment of type 2 diabetes designed for once-weekly subcutaneous dosing. GLP-1 is a peptide that is normally secreted from the gastrointestinal tract during a meal which in turn helps release insulin to control blood sugar elevations after eating. In people with type 2 diabetes, GLP-1 secretion in response to a meal is reduced or absent. GLP-1 is rapidly degraded while albiglutide has been developed to have a longer duration of action by being comprised of two copies of modified human GLP-1 fused in series to human albumin.

GlaxoSmithKline – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For further information please visit www.gsk.com

GlaxoSmithKline Enquiries:

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(London)

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