NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) (TASE: ORMP) (www.oramed.com), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today the additions of Drs. Robert Henry and Jane Reusch to its Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Henry is a leader in diabetes research. As a past President of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and recipient of its Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, among other international recognitions, his basic and clinical research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has resulted in more than 400 journal articles, chapters and books. He is currently Chief of the Section of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in San Diego, California, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and Chief of the Center for Metabolic Research in San Diego, California. In addition to studying the metabolic and cardiovascular effects of human skeletal muscle and adipose tissue signaling and interactions, his current clinical research interests involve the study and development of new therapies for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Dr. Reusch is a distinguished academic physician-scientist-diabetologist committed to understanding and treating the vascular complications of diabetes. She is currently Professor of Medicine and Associate Director, Center for Women's Health, at the University of Colorado at Denver and Director of the Diabetes Care Team at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Reusch has been awarded numerous NIH RO1 and VA Merit grants for both basic and clinical research, leading to more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on diabetes and diabetic vascular complications. In a continuation of her life-long service to the diabetes community, Dr. Reusch is the current ADA President for Medicine and Science.
"We are honored and extremely fortunate to welcome Drs. Henry and Reusch to our Scientific Advisory Board. Their combined knowledge of diabetes and clinical development will be invaluable as our oral ORMD-0801 program accelerates towards our vision of making oral insulin available to patients battling diabetes and their physicians," said Nadav Kidron, CEO of Oramed.
About Oramed Pharmaceuticals
Oramed Pharmaceuticals is a technology pioneer in the field of oral delivery solutions for drugs currently delivered via injection. Established in 2006, Oramed's Protein Oral Delivery (PODTM) technology is based on over 30 years of research by top scientists at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center. Oramed is seeking to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes through its proprietary flagship product, an orally ingestible insulin capsule (ORMD-0801). The Company completed multiple Phase II clinical trials under an Investigational New Drug application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In addition, Oramed is developing an oral GLP-1 analog capsule (ORMD-0901).
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