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Source: Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN) (NYSE: SNY)
EMA to review sotagliflozin as potential treatment for type 1 diabetes
Paris - March 29, 2018 - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted for review Sanofi's regulatory submission for sotagliflozin. If approved, the oral treatment would be used as an addition to insulin therapy to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Developed in partnership with Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sotagliflozin is an investigational dual inhibitor of SGLT-1 and SGLT-2, proteins that influence how the intestines and kidneys process blood sugar (glucose).
"Despite recent advances, the challenges of type 1 diabetes management prevent many patients from reaching their treatment goals. There is a need for therapies to be used in addition to insulin to help people with type 1 diabetes better control their blood sugar. Sotagliflozin is the first SGLT-1/2 dual inhibitor to be accepted for regulatory review in Europe," says Jorge Insuasty, Senior-Vice President, Global Head of Development, Sanofi. "We look forward to working with the EMA through the review process to bring this potential treatment to patients."
The Marketing Authorization Application submitted to EMA is based on data from the inTandem clinical trial program which consists of three Phase 3 clinical trials assessing the safety and efficacy of sotagliflozin in approximately 3,000 adults with inadequately controlled type 1 diabetes.1-3 Its safety and efficacy have not been fully evaluated by any regulatory authority.
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