MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK), today announced that the abstract “Top Line Results of Once-Weekly, CTP-Modified Human Growth Hormone (MOD-4023): Phase 2 Dose Finding Study in Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD)” has been selected for late breaking oral presentation at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) on September 20, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. OPKO will present six month efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics data from the company's advanced phase 2 trial for its long acting human growth hormone hGH-CTP (MOD-4023) in growth hormone deficient pediatric subjects.
In addition, OPKO’s posters to be presented during the conference have been recognized for outstanding advancement by ESPE and will introduce additional data, as well as analytical characteristics of hGH-CTP in preparation for the planned pediatric phase 3 study.
The data to be presented include results from the company’s phase 2 trial, a one year dose finding study administering hGH-CTP to growth hormone deficient children once a week using daily hGH as a comparator. The data from this study supported once-weekly dosing for hGH-CTP and also enabled the selection of an appropriate dose to demonstrate non-inferiority compared to daily hGH in the upcoming phase 3 study. hGH-CTP demonstrated a good safety and tolerability profile in this ongoing study.
OPKO presentations include the following:
Oral Communication: “Top Line Results of Once-Weekly, CTP-Modified Human Growth Hormone (MOD-4023): Phase 2 Dose Finding Study in Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD)
Session details: FC – Late Breaking; Saturday September 20, 2014 08:45 – 09:45
Poster P1-D3-163 Six month Follow-up Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Profile of Once-Weekly, CTP-Modified Human Growth Hormone (MOD-4023): Phase 2 Dose Finding Study in Children with GHD Deficiency
Poster P1-D3-164 CHARACTERIZATION OF MOD-4023 GLYCOSYLATION, A CTP MODIFIED LONG ACTING GROWTH HORMONE IN ADVANCED CLINICAL STAGES
About ESPE Conference
The theme of the meeting is prevention and therapeutic innovations in pediatric endocrinology. Plenary sessions, symposia, meet-the-experts, free communications and poster sessions in an interactive environment with international experts will enable exchange of high quality clinical information and basic science and promote international collaboration in research and clinical practice. visit https:// http://www.espe2014.org/
ABOUT OPKO HEALTH
OPKO is a multinational biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets by leveraging its discovery, development and commercialization expertise and novel and proprietary technologies. For more information, visit http://www.opko.com.
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