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Roche/Ipsen's taspoglutide succeeds in sixth pivotal trial

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Roche and Ipsen's antidiabetic taspoglutide outperformed placebo in the T-emerge 3 trial, the companies report. The success marks the sixth positive Phase III trial for the once-weekly GLP-1 analogue, which previously demonstrated non-inferiority to Sanofi-Aventis's Lantus (insulin glargine) and superiority to Merck & Co's DPP-4 inhibitor Januvia (sitagliptin) and to Amylin/Lilly's GLP-1 mimetic Byetta (exenatide) in some patient populations (, 17 December 2009).



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