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Zafgen's Obesity Drug Continues to Cut the Fat in Phase 2 Trial


6/24/2013 8:16:31 AM

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Zafgen raised eyebrows two years ago when it showed that its injectable drug, which changes the way the body metabolizes fat, helped severely obese people in a small clinical trial lose a lot of weight in the span of a month. Today, the Cambridge, MA-based company is giving a sneak peek into its next study—and, while it’s a tiny sample size, the numbers appear to be holding up. Cambridge, MA-based Zafgen today is releasing interim results at the 73rd American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions from a 12-week mid-stage clinical trial testing the drug, named beloranib, in 160 severely obese patients—those with an average body mass index, or BMI, of 38. The results provide just a glimpse of the data. They account for just the first 19 patients out of the study, all female, of which only 14 were dosed with the drug rather than a placebo, according to Zafgen president and CEO Tom Hughes. But even so, they continued to show beloranib’s potential fat-zapping ability.

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