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Shanghai Huayi’s Diabetes Drug Enters Phase III

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Shanghai Huayi (Group) has started its Phase III trial for rhGLP-1, the first China-made incretin mimetic drug for treating type 2 diabetes. The clinical trial will be conducted in 14 major cities nationwide, covering nearly 20 hospitals with rich experience in endocrinology. With treatment effectiveness superior to traditional diabetes drugs, rhGLP-1 has received more than 10 domestic and overseas patents. To support registration and production of its new drugs, Huayi is stepping up the establishment of its pilot and industrial base such that phase one of the project will be completed next May. The firm expects rhGLP-1 to be launched within two years at a price far lower than similar imported products. (Click here for more - Chinese Language)

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