Arrowhead Research Corporation (ARWR) Announces Dosing of First Patient With Anti-Obesity Treatment Adipotide® in a Phase 1 Clinical Trial
7/11/2012 10:12:56 AM
PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a targeted therapeutics company, today announced that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 1 clinical trial with Adipotide®, a new class of treatment for obesity. Adipotide, formerly known as Prohibitin-TP01, is a synthetic peptide that targets a protein on the surface of blood vessels supporting white adipose tissue (fat), disrupting the blood supply to fat cells and causing them to be reabsorbed and metabolized. Treatment has led to substantial weight loss, decreased food intake, and rapid metabolic changes with implications for Type II diabetes in multiple experimental animal models.