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Diabeloop presents the results of the use of its Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) over the past 12 months by 4,162 patients

PARIS, 21-Sep-2022 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Diabeloop, a leader in therapeutic AI applied to insulin delivery, reports today on 12 months of use of its hybrid closed-loop DBLG1 System on a large, multi-country patient cohort. While Time in Range (70-180 mg/dL) still shows constant improvement, time spent in hypoglycemia stays significantly low. Users share how these clinical results, combined with a growing trust in the algorithm has led to fewer interactions with the device and improved quality of life.

New data2: one year living with DBLG1 System
Cohort of over 4,000 patients in 5 European countries

The innovative company Diabeloop, which will be present this week at the EASD Annual Meeting 2022, shares new real-world data on its first Automated Insulin Delivery system use.

DBLG1 System reached the European market a little over a year ago with consistent utilization throughout this period, with merely 1% of users discontinuing use of the product3.

In line with previously presented data4, significant improvement in Time in Range is observed here on a much larger population. The cohort gathers 4,162 patients in five countries: Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and Switzerland. TIR gain is 17.6 percentage points over a year of real life use.

Pr. Pierre-Yves Benhamou, CMO and President of Diabeloop’s scientific committee and US advisory board, commented:

“When initiating a treatment with DBLG1, it can be expected that the recommended outcomes (i.e., a TIR>70%, a TBR<4% and a GMI< 7%) will be achieved in about half of patients. Currently in Europe, the rate of achievement with standard treatment is only 27%.”

Another significant result is that this improvement in time spent in the target range is combined with a still extremely low occurrence of hypoglycemia: 0.2% < 54 mg/dL, 1.1% < 70 mg/dL. For the patients’ clinical picture and for their overall quality of life, this means less than 20 minutes per day spent in hypoglycemia, whereas the maximum accepted in the international recommendations is 60 mins.

Andrea and Martin, users of DBLG1 System share the benefit they derived from DBLG1 System on their hypoglycemia:

“Before I started using the system, I always had restless nights, because I often got hypoglycemia at night. Now the nights are great, I have to say.”

“I feel safer knowing that I’m not going to start sweating at some point, somewhere, because I have a low. That always made me feel kind of weak. I used to work as a nurse in three shifts, so I wish DBLG1 had been available, because I didn’t really have a daily routine then, where DBLG1 would have supported me.”

Algorithm performance leads patients to entrust it with fuller meal management

In the current commercial version of DBLG1, thanks to the initial parameter (meal ratio) and intuitive food logging functionality, patients:

– have access to meal size pre-configurations (small – medium – large)
– can quickly declare their meal
– personalize the carb intake declaration.

Based on the declaration, the glucose trend at time of meal and incremental patient data, the algorithm will recommend the insulin dose to deliver and manage post-prandial time period.

Diabeloop has already announced it was working on new versions to allow optimal management without declaration. Testimonials and data5 of DBLG1 real-life use however tend to show that patients trust the currently available device’s performance enough to skip some meal declarations and/or to declare approximative carbs quantities, and still get satisfying results.

For example, for the three main daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), the patients used the shortcut (small-medium-large) for half of the 45 million meals declared on DBLG1.

It has also been observed that the longer the patients use DBLG1, the less likely they tend to declare meals altogether and the system will regulate itself. On average, one less meal is declared per day after 6 months of use.

Throughout the first 12 months of commercialization, feedback from users has been tremendous, highlighting time-saving, mental load alleviation and overall quality of life improvement.

Eva shares:

“I would definitely say that the mental burden has become less, or that I have to put in less effort to get good values (…) My sleep in general has gotten much better. The blood sugar levels are much more stable. I remember when I would wake up at night or set my own alarm. That has become much better since I have the Diabeloop system. The nights are fantastic.”

Erik Huneker, co-founder and CEO of Diabeloop reacts to these new real-world data and users comments:

“There is nothing more fueling for us than seeing DBLG1 perform over many months while it contributes to people with diabetes various lifestyles and needs. We have now equipped 10,000 patients and look forward to providing more personalization, ever more simplicity of use and more choices…to more and more people with diabetes.”

DIABELOOP AT EASD, September 20-23:
Booth M06
Meet the Expert session, September 21, 10:00 – 10:30 am
Supporting patient empowerment and improving glycemic outcomes with connected pens and artificial intelligence – From DBLG1 to DBL-4pen.
Networking Hub – with Erik Huneker, Pr. Lutz Heinemann & Pr. Pierre-Yves Benhamou
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SOURCE: EuropaWire

New AI-powered predictive algorithm offers unprecedented accuracy in diagnosing NASH and liver fibrosis staging

BOSTON, MA, United States, 18-Jul-2022 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Metadeq Inc., a global NASH and metabolic diseases diagnostics company, today announced a breakthrough non-invasive blood test that utilizes two novel circulating proteins to accurately diagnose Non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH) and liver fibrosis, and can score the stages of both diseases, without the need for invasive liver biopsy. The study which details the new blood test – just revealed in Gut, a leading hepatology and gastroenterology journal published by BMJ – was led by King’s College London Professor Geltrude Mingrone, in collaboration with Metadeq.

Approximately one in four people worldwide, or approximately two billion people, have Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and therefore are at risk of developing NASH. NASH is the most severe form of NAFLD, a silent disease associated with fatty deposit build-up of the liver. NASH leads to advanced liver diseases such as liver fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis, and liver cancer, and may ultimately result in death. The annual cost to the US healthcare system alone has been estimated to be over $100 billion per year.

Currently, the only way to diagnose NASH is through the standard of diagnosis, invasive liver biopsy, which is expensive and is associated with significant complications and discomfort. Until now, no reliable blood test has been developed for NASH, nor liver fibrosis. Most importantly, no available test can define the severity (stage), or monitor the progression, of either NASH or liver fibrosis.

Professor Geltrude Mingrone from the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Sciences at King’s College London, who is one of the most widely cited and influential researchers globally for metabolic diseases and disorders, set out to discover a more accurate liquid biopsy test in support of patient care and in collaboration with Metadeq. The resulting study was published today in leading journal, Gut.

This study identified two novel protein biomarkers, PLIN2 and RAB14, to assist in the diagnosis of patients with NASH and/or liver fibrosis. The ability of these proteins to detect both diseases was tested in cohorts with either NASH and/or liver fibrosis that were confirmed with liver biopsy, the current standard of diagnosis.

“This blood test will allow researchers and clinicians to define the prevalence of NASH across populations, including children and adolescents, avoiding the need for invasive liver biopsy,” said Professor Mingrone. “Critically, it will allow care-givers to monitor the efficacy of NASH treatments over time, reducing screen failures and helping generate better drugs.”

“Since HEPAR-QTM is the only diagnostic modality that can diagnose NASH and fibrosis staging we expect it to be instrumental in the development of new therapeutics for the management of patients,” said Frank Jaksch, Chairman of Metadeq. “We believe that HEPAR-QTM will advance for the benefit of patients the problem of regular screening, that has resulted in late drug failures during clinical trials, since it is now possible to accurately measure the severity of disease in a non-invasive manner.”

 

The Metadeq predictive algorithm, which uses A.I., provided unprecedented sensitivity (88-95%), specificity (90-100%), and overall accuracy (92-93%) for NASH, and also has near-perfect sensitivity (99%-100%), specificity (90%-96%), and accuracy (98%-99%) for liver fibrosis.

The test results show that the proteins can provide rapid and cost-effective testing to combat the growing epidemic of NASH and liver fibrosis. This could be an invaluable tool in diagnosing and monitoring cases of liver diseases, allowing people to receive earlier treatment, from lifestyle adjustments to surgical and pharmacological interventions.

Currently no NASH drug has been approved by either the FDA or EMA, which may be a direct result of the lack of an accurate, reliable, and non-invasive test. More than 65% of patients who enroll in clinical trials for NASH-related therapies are found to be ineligible for the trial due to screen failure, which causes major monetary losses to companies developing and testing NASH drugs. The improved accuracy and ability to detect NASH staging will help in identifying and enrolling the appropriate people in clinical trials, speeding up the development of NASH drugs.

About Metadeq
Metadeq Corp. is a diagnostics company that provides innovative liquid biopsy solutions for liver and metabolic diseases. For the first time, Metadeq allows people to measure the whole spectrum of liver diseases – from NAFLD, to NASH, and liver fibrosis – with a blood test. www.metadeq.com

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Diabeloop, a high-growth health tech firm that automates the treatment and the management of diabetes, announces EUR 70 million funding

PARIS, 2-Jun-2022 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Diabeloop secures 70 million euros to pursue its solid and sustained growth strategy.

The company, an Automated Insulin Delivery pioneer, develops machine-learning software for diabetes treatment. Its highly sophisticated algorithms are integrated into easy-to-use products helping facilitate chronic disease management impacting patients’ clinical outcomes and their quality of life.

Diabeloop has seen impressive growth in the last few years with two products on the European market, rapidly approaching 10,000 equipped patients one year after commercial launch and major developments with various device partners.

The first closed-loop solutions commercialized by Diabeloop offer personalized management for Type 1 (DBLG1) and highly unstable Type 1 diabetes (DBL-hu). By connecting a Continuous Glucose Monitoring device (CGM) and an insulin pump, Diabeloop’s world-leading algorithms analyze data in real time and automate insulin delivery. It transforms the lives of people with diabetes by taking over many of the therapeutic decisions that used to fall to patients.

Erik Huneker, founder & CEO of Diabeloop, declares: “Being able in 2021 to bring the benefits of our products to thousands of patients and hearing their enthusiasm, is why all of us at Diabeloop work so hard. The financing round announced today recognizes the team’s successes, and more importantly, the great opportunities ahead.”

The financing round is led by prominent private equity player LBO France. The Venture division of the sustainability-conscious private equity fund is a European leader in digital health, supporting young companies with ambitious projects showing international footprints.

“Diabeloop’s team has developed a unique data driven product that has the potential to revolutionize the daily life of millions of diabetic patients by taking away most of their daily mental burden and significantly improving the control of their disease. We are eager to join the investor base and help the company become a global leader in diabetes closed-loop software solutions,” says Valery Huot, Partner, Head of Venture at LBO France.

International healthcare leader Terumo Corporation also participates in Diabeloop’s Series C round. After entering into development agreements with one another in 2020, Terumo extended this to a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement with Diabeloop in 2021.

“We are excited that Diabeloop successfully completed this important milestone and the great opportunities will continue to expand for all corners of the world. Together with Diabeloop, we are committed that we will be able to contribute to all stakeholders by providing patient-centric and personalized solutions,” comments Hikaru Samejima, President of Terumo’s Medical Care Solutions Company.

Innovacom, a key player in the French and European startup community specialized in deep-tech and industrial projects, joins LBO France and Terumo Corporation as new investors.

Comforted by the commercial launch of Diabeloop first devices and the break-through potential of its projects to address a 10-million patients market in the mid-term, previous investors CERITD, CEMAG invest, Kreaxi, Supernova Invest, AGIR A DOM., Crédit Agricole, Odyssée Venture, UI Investissement (Sofimac) and Promontoires all have decided to reinvest.

Additionally, Bpifrance and the historical bank pool are supporting Diabeloop via debt financing.

“We are grateful for the confidence of our existing investors and proud of our distinguished new financial and industrial shareholders. I have full trust in the talent and commitment of the Diabeloop teams to pursue their groundbreaking value creation path for patients and become a trusted leader and partner in the highly reactive diabetes market,” concludes Catherine Dunand, Diabeloop’s Chairman of the Board.

In 2019, Diabeloop secured the highest recorded European financing round in Therapeutic Artificial Intelligence and went on to commercially launch two products, with several thousand patients equipped in less than a year. Their CE-marked data visualization platform accompanies healthcare professionals and patients as a telemedicine and remote patient monitoring solution. High-impact projects such as the adaptation of the core-algorithm to the multi-million users Connected Pen market and development of smart-watch devices also have contributed to Diabeloop’s tremendous momentum.

About Diabeloop
Diabeloop’s mission: Making innovation accessible to people living with diabetes, improving clinical results while relieving them of their constant mental burden.

Created in 2015, Diabeloop is a high-growth company that offers AI-based, personalized solutions to automate the treatment and the management of diabetes. DBLG1 System, Diabeloop’s first medical device for automated insulin delivery (AID) and DBL-hu, its solution for highly unstable Type 1 diabetes management, are both CE-marked and being deployed in Europe. Diabeloop just completed its Series C financing round, securing 70 million euros, to accelerate its commercial roll-out, support its sustained growth strategy and its high-impact projects.

Today, Diabeloop gathers the personality, passion, and skills of over 160 talented individuals who work hard to improve the quality of life for every person living with diabetes.

About LBO France
With €6.6 billion of capital raised since its inception, as a key player in private equity, LBO France is supporting growing French and Italian companies for more than 30 years.

Its investment strategy is based on five distinct segments managed by dedicated teams:

(i) Mid Cap Buyout through the White Knight funds, and Small Cap Buyout through the Small Caps Opportunities funds,
(ii) Venture capital through the Digital Health funds,
(iii) Real estate through the French White Stone funds, OPCI Lapillus, impact fund Newstone and the Italian management company Polis Fondi SGR
(iv) Debt, notably in Italy through the Vita Superbonus program to finance energy efficiency in real estate assets
(v) Public Equity through the France Développement fund

LBO France is 100 % owned by its management and employs nearly 70 professionals.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Diabeloop, a medtech firm that automates T1D treatment, presented new real-life results for its DBLG1® System at ATTD2022 in Madrid

PARIS, 28-Apr-2022 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — ATTD 2022 – Diabeloop, pioneer in therapeutic artificial intelligence for diabetes management, presents today new results from a real-life cohort in Germany. The data show a constant improvement in Time In Range (70-180 mg/dL) combined with a significant reduction of hypoglycemia.

DBLG1, Diabeloop’s hybrid closed-loop, showed improvement of Time In Range and reduction of hypoglycemic episodes which allows for better diabetes management and improved quality of life.

Time In Range: a continuous improvement, with even more people equipped

Presented today at ATTD, the latest data from DBLG1¹ real-life cohort demonstrates an increase of 18.4 percentage point in Time In Range (TIR 70-180 mg/dL) on 974 patients.

This significant gain confirms the constant improvement in Time In Range, a key indicator of glucose control, in people living with Type 1 diabetes equipped with DBLG1 System since the WP7² pivotal trial (+12 points), the commercial pre-launch³ (+16.7 points) and the results of the first real-life cohort in Germany4 (+17.1 points).

With several thousand people equipped, Diabeloop’s solution continues to increase the Time In Range and thus improves the associated clinical benefits, such as better glucose control, less complications and improved quality of life.

These significant performances confirm the ability of Diabeloop’s solutions to improve glycemic control of people with T1D, in real-life, in a less controlled environment than in hospital supervised studies.

DBLG1 users in Germany, included in the real-life cohort, benefit from basic support at initialization. This demonstrates the ease of use of Diabeloop’s automated and personalized insulin delivery system and its interface.

Prof. Pierre-Yves Benhamou comments: “From the first study – WP7 which showed an increase in Time In Range of 12 points, to today with +18.4 points following the European commercial launch of DBLG1, the continuous improvement of the TIR is significant. The results observed on the new real-life cohort of nearly 1000 people in Germany are very impactful, with patients with a baseline TIR (70-180 mg/dL) of 54.6% reaching 73% TIR in closed-loop with DBLG1. The other very positive result observed in this cohort is the significant reduction in hypoglycemia”.

A significant reduction of hypoglycemia combined with improvement in TIR

Associated with the increase in TIR, the retrospective data of the real-life DBLG1 cohort show a very significant reduction in time spent in hypoglycemia. Users of DBLG1 whose HbA1c was available at initiation spent only 0.9% of the time below 70 mg/dL and 0.1% of the time below 54 mg/dL5.

This variable has been constantly improving since the real-life WP72 study, which had already demonstrated a halving of the time spent below 70 mg/dL, a gain of more than 30 minutes less spent in hypoglycemia each day. More recently, the first real-life cohort in Germany demonstrated a time spent below 70 mg/dL at 1% and 0.2% below 54 mg/dL(4).

Thus, DBLG1 strongly contributes to reducing the short-term risks associated with hypoglycemia, such as discomfort, dizziness or even life-threatening situations. Diabeloop’s technology, based on artificial intelligence, allows an optimal diabetes management with less glycemic variations responsible for complications, and a life without interruption associated with the chronic disease.

“It is a great satisfaction to see that these new data extracted from an even larger cohort of patients show a simultaneous performance on TIR and reduction of hypoglycemia. Combined with the positive and very concrete feedback from the people equipped, this motivates us to go even further, to address more and more populations affected by diabetes” states Erik Huneker, CEO and co-founder of Diabeloop.

Testimonials: positive impacts in diabetes management, quality of life and mental burden

Since the commercial launch of its first solution in Europe last year, Diabeloop has received numerous feedback on the improvement of diabetes management and clinical benefits.

“I was skeptical about letting my diabetes be controlled by technology. But my diabetologist advised me to try it. My HbA1c dropped from 10% to 7% within two months. DBLG1 has improved my quality of life. I sleep better, I’m fitter, I’m very curious about what the next updates of DBLG1 will bring.” says Martin, living with diabetes for 45 years, equipped in Germany.

“My life has definitely changed with DBLG1. I have much less mental burden. I really noticed that I can have more time for other things and don’t have to concentrate on my diabetes all the time, as long as I take everything responsibly and estimate the carbs of my meals correctly. When I go to parties or some birthdays or other events, I know that DBLG1 always corrects me automatically. I’m really happy!” comments Eva, T1D using DBLG1 in Germany.

“DBLG1 has a “high-fat meal” feature that I use very often, even though I don’t eat that much fat but I don’t eat a lot of carbs either. It allows the delivery of biphasic boluses, adapted to the blood sugar level before meals and it works magically on me to avoid postprandial hyperglycemia!” says Stéphanie, equipped with DBLG1 in France.

Listen to all the testimonials in the first episode of the exclusive podcast Diabeloop Stories on Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/show/3GNcl…

Come and meet the Diabeloop team at ATTD, booth n°34 in the TechFair area.

CEO Erik Huneker and Pr Pierre-Yves Benhamou will present these results at Diabeloop session “AID pipeline perspectives & clinical outcomes” on Thursday, 28th April from 12:10 in the Exhibition Area.

About Diabeloop
Created in 2015, Diabeloop is a high-growth company that offers AI-based, personalized solutions to improve clinical outcomes for people with diabetes while relieving them of their constant mental burden. DBLG1 System, Diabeloop’s first medical device for automated insulin delivery (AID) and DBL-hu, its solution for highly unstable Type 1 diabetes management, are both CE-marked and being deployed in Europe.

A second round of financing of 31 million euros, concluded at the end of 2019, supported the international commercial rollout of DBLG1 iController and Diabeloop’s ambitious R&D program. Today, Diabeloop gathers the personality, passion, and skills of over 160 talented individuals who work hard to improve the quality of life for every person living with diabetes.

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References:

1 Real-life internal data (YourLoops data extract, from September 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021): 974 patients from Germany, who gave consent, equipped with DBLG1 System with Accu-Chek® Insight (Roche) insulin pump, with HbA1c available at initiation.

2 P.Y. Benhamou et al., «Closed-loop insulin delivery in adults with type 1 diabetes in real-life conditions: a 12-week multicentre, open-label randomised controlled crossover trial», The Lancet Digital Health, Vol 1 (1), E17 – E25, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/S2589-7500(19)30003-2

3 C. Amadou et al., «Diabeloop DBLG1 Closed-loop system enables patients with Type 1 diabetes to significantly improve their glycemic control in real-life situations without serious adverse events», Diabetes Care 2021 Jan; dc201809. doi:org/10.2337-dc20-1809

4 Data from 152 patients equipped with DBLG1 System with Accu-Chek® Insight (Roche) insulin pump in Germany from April to September 2021 with available HbA1c at initiation, based on [Beck and al. 2019] equation for hb1Ac <=9% and hb1Ac>=6%”

5 Real-life internal data (YourLoops data extract, from September 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021): 1914 patients from Germany, who gave consent, equipped with DBLG1 System with Accu-Chek® Insight (Roche) insulin pump..

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Diabeloop to integrate insulin pens into its hybrid closed-loop system using a unique app

PARIS, 12-Apr-2022 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Diabeloop, a pioneer in the field of therapeutic artificial intelligence, leverages the potential of its diabetes technology to enable the integration of insulin pens into its hybrid closed-loop system using a unique app. With DBL-4pen, Diabeloop offers new opportunities for personalized diabetes management for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, further advancing the quality of patient care.

Diabeloop opens a new segment in the insulin therapy market

Several tens of millions of people worldwide require insulin everyday. However, only 2 million of them1 are equipped with insulin pumps, because of their relative complexity and significant cost. Most diabetes patients in Europe and the U.S. on intensive insulin therapy are multiple daily insulin injections (MDI) pen users.

Diabeloop is developing a product for people living with diabetes who do not have access or want to wear an insulin pump. Using self-learning algorithms, DBL-4pen will bring most of the clinical improvement from DBLG1’s closed-loop to insulin pen users, while the overall cost will be significantly lower for the payer.

DBL-4pen: real-time mobile insulin dosing and telemedicine solution

People on multiple daily insulin injections using pens face the challenge of determining the correct amount and timing of insulin depending on individual blood glucose levels, physiology and lifestyle. To reduce hypoglycemia, risks of associated complications while lowering the mental burden of managing diabetes for patients using insulin pens, Diabeloop is developing a unique smartphone app that embeds its self-learning algorithm. The app is connected via Bluetooth® to a connected insulin pen and a CGM that measures blood glucose levels every 5 minutes.

On the way to more automation, DBL-4pen requires a minimal input from users. They only need to enter meals and physical activities into the app. DBL-4pen then automatically recommends the ideal insulin dose in real time, which can be delivered via the pen with no more calculation to do.

In addition, the measured data can be transmitted to the physician, healthcare providers or family members via YourLoops, the cloud based data visualization platform, if the patient so desires.

Strong partnerships to foster interoperability

DBL-4pen complements Diabeloop’s existing product line with another user-friendly and personalized solution that offers more control and customization possibilities regarding diabetes management.

“The integration of insulin pens into hybrid closed-loop systems is a substantial progress. Especially diabetes patients for whom pump therapy is a hurdle can benefit from this new solution. Moreover, diabetes therapy with insulin pens can be a viable solution for different healthcare systems,” said Prof. Hélène Hanaire of the University Hospital of Toulouse.

Diabeloop announces the extension of its partnership with BIOCORP, a French company specialized in the development and manufacturing of medical devices and connected healthcare solutions, to integrate Mallya®, their smart cap for insulin injection pens into Diabeloop’s technological environment.

This and other planned partnerships are expected to create new opportunities to bring Diabeloop’s interoperable technologies to people with diabetes who use insulin pens for their daily multiple injections.

“With DBL-4pen, we are able to bring the power of self-learning algorithms and connectivity to the majority of people who can not or do not want to wear an insulin pump. The combination of smart sensors for insulin pens with our self-learning algorithm gives us the opportunity to integrate a wide range of insulin pens into our hybrid closed-loop system in the future. Our goal is for this innovative solution to be compatible with almost all pens on the market,” said Erik Huneker, CEO and co-founder of Diabeloop.

Dynamic bolus insulin titration doses

DBL-4pen is currently a unique solution for MDI patients to dynamically titrate bolus insulin doses. Personalization is at the core of this solution because the app takes into account both entered meals and physical activities, as well as glucose trend, and uses the entire patient history to fine-tune bolus amounts based on the patient’s response to previous boluses.

“DBL-4pen offers a customized solution for MDI patients that can be integrated into hybrid closed-loop systems. Currently, we are in the process of launching a clinical trial in France to strengthen Diabeloop’s positioning in the insulin pen therapy market,” said Marc Julien, Chief Operating Officer of Diabeloop.

About Diabeloop
Created in 2015, Diabeloop is a high-growth company that offers AI-based, personalized solutions to improve clinical outcomes for people with diabetes while relieving them of their constant mental burden. DBLG1 System, Diabeloop’s first medical device for automated insulin delivery (AID) and DBL-hu, its solution for highly unstable Type 1 diabetes management, are both CE-marked and being deployed in Europe.

A second round of financing of 31 million euros, concluded at the end of 2019, supported the international commercial rollout of DBLG1 iController and Diabeloop’s ambitious R&D program. Today, Diabeloop gathers the personality, passion, and skills of over 160 talented individuals who work hard to improve the quality of life for every person living with diabetes.
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Reference:
1 2021 internal extrapolation based on Seagrove Partners and Simon-Kucher reports data

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Meet Diabeloop at ATTD 2022 (27-30 April 2022, Barcelona, Spain) or contact us for further information at: partnership@diabeloop.fr

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Exopharm: exosomes seen as an alternative to lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) and adeno-associated viral vectors (#AAVs) for targeted multi-dose delivery of modern medicines and vaccines

MELBOURNE, Australia, 3-Feb-2022 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Australian technologist Dr Ian Dixon founded Exopharm in 2013 with the vision to harness the unique properties of exosomes as a new class of medicine. Dixon’s decisive early entry into exosome therapeutics is now bearing fruits.

Less than 10 years after its founding, Exopharm possesses a granted US patent for its key exosome manufacturing technology, LEAP™, and has run successful first-in-human clinical trials demonstrating the safety of its exosome products.

Exosomes have the potential to revolutionise medicine in many areas, including delivery of gene therapies into cell nucleus for rare and common genetic disorders, improving therapeutic window of small and large molecules by cell targeting, and by selective cellular delivery of next-generation DNA/RNA products.

In 2022, excitement around exosomes has converged on exosomes as an alternative to lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) and adeno-associated viral vectors (AAVs) for targeted multi-dose delivery of modern medicines and vaccines. Drug delivery accounts for a significant slice of the global pharmaceutical industry spend –around US$160b p.a. and growing strongly – and exosomes represent nature’s way to deliver a bioactive cargo into cells efficiently and safely.

Primed for growth

Dixon’s establishment of a specialist exosome medicines company has been followed by US based Codiak Biociences in 2015 (established by Arch Ventures) and Oxford based Evox Therapeutics in 2016. Today, only two dedicated exosome companies are listed on the public markets: Codiak (NASDAQ: CDAK) with a market cap of around US$200m; and Exopharm (ASX: EX1) with a market cap of around A$73m at the time of writing this article.

The field of exosome medicines is attracting the attention of financiers and pharmaceutical industry leaders. In late 2021, multinational pharmaceutical manufacturing services company Lonza jumped into exosome manufacture, a sign that they see big things over the horizon.

Over the past 9 years, Exopharm has grown and evolved but remains true to Dixon’s vision of exosome medicine development. The company now employs around 40 people most in its Melbourne, Australia, facility. Exopharm has built a toolbox of exosome technologies and knowhow which, in addition to the LEAP™ scalable exosome manufacturing platform, includes exosome analytical tools (Exoria) and technologies to load exosomes with a specific therapeutic cargo (LOAD) and target exosomes to select cells (EVPS).

Our business development team is attracting the attention of similar innovative biopharmaceutical and biomanufacturing companies, and validating the Exopharm technologies via collaboration research agreements.

Exopharm is not simply a technology company, however. Exopharm is pursuing a pipeline driven platform technology strategy, on the way to generating a revenue stream from technology out-licensing while developing its own exosome medicines for selected markets. More news on its pipeline products is expected to be ready for release later in CY ’22.

The Exopharm team has grown and changed to becoming more international in focus, improving on messaging and communications with the wider pharmaceutical industry. In 2021 Dr Jenn King joined the Board of Exopharm, bringing a wealth of big pharma and US biotech experience with her.

In 2022 we look to engage with more experts, as members of our advisory panels, as consultants, executives or Key Opinion Leaders. Please reach out to us if you want to be part of our vision.

At the company’s 10-year anniversary in late 2023, Exopharm will be a key part of the exosome medicines revolution.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

EU Patients as Partners in Medicines Development conference to be held virtually on Jan 24-25, 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) New York, NY, United States, 5-Jan-2021 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — The Conference Forum announced the launch of the 6th annual EU Patients as Partners in Medicines Development conference to take place virtually on January 24-25th, 2022 GMT time.

​​This annual event, the first of its kind in Europe, will feature successful collaborations between patients and pharma where patient input directly impacted aspects of how a pharmaceutical company either designed or conducted a clinical trial.

Of the 20 sessions, half include a patient or patient advocate. This two-day program will demonstrate how patient-led research can improve the way pharma conducts clinical trials.

Examples include UCB developing new assessment tools to measure the effectiveness of novel treatments for Parkinson’s disease, changes in the design and implementation of an MS trial for greater patient engagement, and the development of a new toolkit to change the way patients are compensated for their contributions in clinical research.

“Patients have become more empowered,” says co-chair Michaela Dinboeck, Head, Center of Excellence for Patient Engagement at Novartis. “So patient engagement must be integrated into the DNA of how medicines are developed, approved, and used. Patients as Partners Europe will provide Pharma with valuable insights on how to achieve this.”

Participating pharma companies include Novartis, Pfizer, Merck KGaA, EMD Serono, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Ipsen, UCB, Takeda, AbbVie, Noema Pharma, Gilead Sciences, Regeneron, and Pierre Fabre.

Other topics to be addressed include: Scaling patient engagement activities company-wide, engaging patients in early clinical development, leveraging social media to gain patient insights, diversity and inclusion in research and updates on patient engagement activities in Eastern Europe.

To learn more, please visit Patients as Partners Europe.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Pr. Pierre-Yves Benhamou: The outcomes observed in 1,000 patients using Diabeloop DBLG1 are, indeed, very good and encouraging

PARIS, 28-Sep-2021 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ —

Real-life data confirm clinical and pre-launch data: TIR significantly improved

Today, Diabeloop presents data¹ from a 1,000 patients equipped with DBLG1 System with Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump in Germany. One of the main insights unveiled is an overall Time in optimal glucose Range (70-180 mg/dL) of 73.4% for the whole cohort of patients.

When looking specifically at data² from patients whose HbA1c was available at initiation, it can be observed that Time In Range improved 17.1 percentage points. This result is consistent with results which have been previously published pre-launch³ showing an increase in Time In Range of 16.7 percentage points.

Hypoglycemia reduction a huge factor for an improved quality of life

Data also showed a significant reduction of time spent in hypoglycemia with Time below 70 mg/dL at 1% while time below 54 mg/dL was 0.2%. This outcome surpasses the targets of the 2019 International Consensus.

Feedback of people with diabetes and their caregivers have shown that reducing hypoglycemia is very important. In addition to the life-threatening risks associated with hypoglycemia, discomfort and a decreased quality of life weighs heavily on people experiencing it regularly.

Pre-launch patients
“It (diabetes) had a big impact on my professional life (…) because of my hypoglycemia.”
“I have almost eliminated lows (…), especially at night, which is important!”

Pr. Pierre-Yves Benhamou commented: “The 2019 International Consensus on Time in Range aimed at achieving >70% in range 70-180 mg/dL, <4% below 70 mg/dL and <1% below 54 mg/dL in the majority of people with type 1 diabetes. This means over 16 hours in target range and less than 1 hour below range. The outcomes observed in 1,000 patients using DBLG1 are, indeed, very good and encouraging.”

Patient satisfaction is high

In the 5 countries where DBLG1 System is currently available, feedback from equipped patients has been very positive about its impact on TIR and hypoglycemia, in addition to the system’s ease of use and enhancement of quality of life.

Public social media posts:
“87% TIR, no hypos”
“The result (related to sport): quite conservative but great. No hypo.”
“Very intuitive, little information needed to provide at initiation.”
“I am absolutely delighted. Sometimes I even forget that I have diabetes.
I let it (DBLG1) do the math and success shows.”

Erik Huneker, founder and co-CEO of Diabeloop, who will be presenting the data at EASD4 declared: “Looking at the great results and listening to patient feedback on real-life experiences with our system has been a great reward for our work, and encourages us to make the system even better going forward. We will be able to bring DBGL1 quickly to many more patients in Europe while we keep working on bringing more choices, more interoperability, and more solutions to people with diabetes”.

About Diabeloop
Created in 2015, Diabeloop is a high-growth company that offers AI-based, personalized solutions to improve clinical outcomes for people with diabetes while relieving them of their constant mental burden. DBLG1 System, Diabeloop’s first medical device for automated insulin delivery (AID) and DBL-hu, its solution for highly unstable Type 1 diabetes management, are both CE-marked and being deployed in Europe.

A second round of financing of 31 million euros, concluded at the end of 2019, supported the international commercial rollout of the DBLG1 iController and Diabeloop’s ambitious R&D program. Today, Diabeloop gathers the personality, passion, and skills of more than 100 talented individuals who work hard to improve the quality of life for every person living with insulin-dependent diabetes.

About DBLG1
DBLG1 is a self-learning algorithm that automates and personalizes the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. The therapeutic artificial intelligence contributes to reducing the heavy mental burden associated with this chronic condition. Hosted on a dedicated handset, it is connected to a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and an insulin pump. It analyzes the data in real time, and decides whether to maintain current settings, adjust or stop basal insulin delivery to avoid a predicted low/high or deliver a bolus to correct a high.

YourLoops, Diabeloop’s data visualization platform allows patients to access data generated by DBLG1 and share them with his/hers healthcare team.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Het DBLG1-algoritme: eenvoudige installatie, gebruiksvriendelijk, ontworpeyyn voor elk diabetes type 1 profiel

PARIJS, 2-Jun-2021 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Vanaf het begin heeft Diabeloop innovatieve systemen ontwikkeld om de behandeling van diabetes type 1 te automatiseren en te personaliseren, waarbij altijd rekening wordt gehouden met de optiek van de patiënt. Het Franse bedrijf streeft ernaar autonomie te geven aan mensen die met diabetes type 1 leven en tegelijkertijd de gebruikerservaring te optimaliseren zodat behandeling van diabetes eenvoudiger en minder ingrijpend is. Het DBLG1-algoritme biedt een bevredigende, geautomatiseerde en gepersonaliseerde ervaring met minimale input van de patiënt.

DBLG1: eenvoudige installatie, gebruiksvriendelijk, ontworpen voor elk diabetes type 1 profiel

De zware mentale last op de schouders van mensen met diabetes type 1 verlichten, begint in de eerste fasen van de ervaring met DBLG1. Gebruikers hoeven maar 4 gegevens in te voeren in het allernieuwste DBLG1-algoritme voor een veilige, geautomatiseerde en gepersonaliseerde insuline-afgifte. In de opzetfase voeren gebruikers van DBLG1 hun lichaamsgewicht in, hun totale dagelijkse insulinedosis (TDD), hun gebruikelijke maaltijden (in grammen koolhydraten) en hun basale insulinebehoefte (alleen voor open-loop). Voor het Diabeloop-algoritme zijn geen ingewikkelde berekeningen nodig. Gebruikers hoeven hun maaltijdratio niet uit te zoeken, noch hun insuline gevoeligheidsfactor noch hun insuline actiecurve.

De 4 gegevens die de patiënt in de beginfase invoert, zijn voldoende voor het DBLG1 zelflerend algoritme om te functioneren, te berekenen en de insulinedosis zo nodig elke vijf minuten aan te passen.

“We hebben het DBLG1-algoritme zo ontworpen dat het zo eenvoudig mogelijk in gebruik is voor mensen met diabetes type 1 en gebruikers tegelijkertijd de gelegenheid hebben bepaalde parameters nauwkeuriger in te stellen afhankelijk van hun specifieke behoeften en/of leefstijl. Het algoritme houdt automatisch rekening met eventuele wijzigingen die mensen invoeren. Het DBLG1-algoritme optimaliseert de werking automatisch zonder dat de patiënt hier iets voor hoeft te doen. Wijzigingen verlopen op die manier heel soepel en worden vrijwel “onzichtbaar” voor de gebruikers van het systeem“ – vertelde Yousra Tourki, Head of Algorithms Design bij Diabeloop.

Naast de eerste input biedt het DBLG1 System ook de mogelijkheid aan mensen die met diabetes type 1 leven om de behandeling en beheersing van hun diabetes nauwkeurig in te stellen met behulp van aanpasbare instellingen zoals de agressiviteit van het algoritme, de grenswaarden van hypo’s en hypers en de streefwaarde van de glucosespiegel.

Nicole Wetzels, Trainer voor Roche Diabetes Care in Nederland en gebruikster van het DBLG1 System met Accu-Check Insight, vertelt: “Ik leef al meer dan 42 jaar met diabetes type 1 en ben een paar maanden geleden begonnen met het gebruik van het DBLG1 System met een Accu-Chek insulinepomp. De opzet was heel eenvoudig: de batterij in het apparaat doen, de handset opladen en maar 4 parameters invoeren. Het invoeren van een maaltijd is een van de weinige dingen die ik zelf moet doen en ook dat is heel simpel! Maar ik heb tevens de mogelijkheid het systeem te personaliseren door bepaalde instellingen aan te passen zoals de streefwaarde van de glucosespiegel of de grenswaarden voor de hypo … Met hele kleine acties heb ik hele goede resultaten. Dankzij dit AID-systeem hoef ik niet meer de hele dag bezig te zijn met het beheersen en behandelen van mijn diabetes. Het is net of mijn diabetes type 1 op vakantie is!”

DBLG1 AID-systeem: minimale input van de patiënt nodig

Om de bruikbaarheid van het DBLG1 System te beoordelen heeft Diabeloop een wetenschappelijk onderzoek uitgevoerd op basis van reële gegevens afkomstig uit de klinisch proef (1) die vóór de lancering vanhet systeem is gerealiseerd. Het doel was het analyseren van het aantal instellingswijzingen door mensen die het systeem in het dagelijkse leven gebruiken. In de eerste week dat patiënten het DBLG1 System gebruikten, voerden ze gemiddeld slechts 1.6 instellingswijzigingen uit (± 2.3), en maar 0.2 wijziging (± 0.5) in de laatste week van de proef na 11 weken gebruik.

De belangrijkste conclusie is dat in het dagelijkse leven, wanneer de gebruikers zich niet in een beheerste omgeving bevinden zonder specifieke medische follow-up en/of aanbevelingen voor instellingswijzigingen van hun zorgteam, de mensen uitgerust met het DBGL1 System minimale aanpassingen hoeven uit te voeren om te profiteren van een bevredigende, geautomatiseerde en gepersonaliseerde diabetesbehandeling.

Verdere wetenschappelijke analyse (2) toont de gebruiksvriendelijkheid aan van het Automated Insulin Delivery-systeem van Diabeloop. Deze analyse gaf aan dat in de eerste week, 50% van de mensen die het DBLG1 System gebruikten, geen instellingswijzigingen uitvoerden. Bovendien wijzigden meer dan 85% van de mensen uitgerust met het systeem geen enkele instelling gedurende de 8ste week van gebruik.

Dit bevestigt dat het zelflerend algoritme van Diabeloop vanaf de beginfase de behandeling van diabetes type 1 optimaliseert en minimale input van de patiënt nodig heeft om de vereiste ondersteuning te bieden.

Bernhard Gehr, arts en diabetoloog, Centrum voor Diabetes en Metabole ziekten, gespecialiseerde kliniek m&i Fachklinik Bad Heilbrunn, licht toe: “Ik gebruik het DBLG1 System met de Accu-Chek Insight insulinepomp. De opzet en de eerste handelingen zijn zeer eenvoudig. De eenvoud van de gebruikersinterface maakt snelle en makkelijke invoer van de benodigde informatie mogelijk. Ik ben echt onder de indruk van de prestaties van het DBLG1 System. Vanaf de eerste dag had ik een goede controle over mijn stofwisseling. Ik heb veel meer gemoedsrust aangezien ik veel minder aan mijn diabetes hoef te denken! Dit systeem vereist minder tot vrijwel geen micromanagement van mijn behandeling. Ik was aangenaam verrast over hoe goed het algoritme tijdens de eerste nacht functioneerde, met zo weinig input in de beginfase.”

Met DBLG1 beheersen mensen hun eigen diabetesbehandeling

Het DBLG1 System is gebruiksvriendelijk en kan gepersonaliseerd worden zodat mensen die met diabetes leven verschillende instellingen kunnen beheersen.

In het dagelijkse leven biedt het DBLG1 System mensen de mogelijkheid de aan te passen zodat insuline-afgifte bijgesteld wordt om een hypo of hyper te voorkomen. Een van de onderzoeken (3) van Diabeloop, gepresenteerd op ATTD 2021, onthulde dat een daling van de glucosespiegel streefwaarde over het algemeen een vergelijkbare daling van de gemiddelde glucospiegel tot gevolg heeft. Bijvoorbeeld, -10% van de glucosespiegel streefwaarde leidt tot -10% van de gemiddelde glucosespiegel.

In overeenstemming met de missie van Diabeloop om de zware mentale last op de schouders van mensen met diabetes type 1 te verlichten en hen een ongestoord leven te bieden, bevat het systeem een Zen-modus, ontwikkeld op basis van de ervaringen van patiënten. Deze modus verhoogt tijdelijk de doelwaarde van de bloedsuikerspiegel: om rustig naar de bioscoop te gaan of een vergadering bij te wonen zonder een verstorende hypoglykemie en de bijbehorende waarschuwingssignalen, kunnen gebruikers de Zen-modus aanzetten zodat hun glucosespiegel tijdelijk en voor een door hen ingestelde tijd verhoogd wordt.

Een persoon die het DBLG1 System met Accu-Check Insight insulinepomp gebruikt, vertelde: “Zen-modus is voor al die momenten waarop je je “veiliger” wil voelen: tijdens het autorijden, op school, tijdens een examen.”

Een wetenschappelijk onderzoek (4) geleid door Diabeloop en gepresenteerd op ATTD 2021, toonde aan dat 90 minuten na de activering van de Zen-modus, de impact op de gemiddelde glucosespiegel gestabiliseerd was zonder de hyperglykemie te verlengen.

De conclusie is dat, voor een tijd die door de patiënt wordt bepaald, de Zen-modus de gebruikers uit een hypo houdt en tevens een hyper voorkomt. De Zen-modus leidt tot een lichte verhoging van de gemiddelde glykemie met een zeer beperkte impact op de time-in-range.

Het eenvoudige gebruik van het DBLG1 zelflerend algoritme draagt bij tot een ongecompliceerde diabetesbehandeling en haalt een mentale last van de schouders van mensen die leven met deze chronische ziekte zodat ze ongestoord kunnen leven!

SOURCE: EuropaWire

URSAPHARM and CEBINA collaborating to repurpose the antihistamine drug azelastine hydrochloride as a potential anti-SARS-CoV-2 therapeutic

SAARBRÜCKEN / VIENNA, 17-Feb-2021 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — In the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a large number of pharmaceutical companies are looking for new approaches to combat the pandemic. In addition to vaccines, intensive research and development efforts around the world are focusing on identifying new anti-COVID therapeutics that includes re-evaluation of existing product portfolios with a view to re-purpose drugs that have antiviral properties.

With this goal in mind, URSAPHARM Arzneimittel GmbH, based in Saarbrücken, and the Vienna-based biotech company CEBINA GmbH (Central European Biotech Incubator and Accelerator) are collaborating to repurpose the antihistamine drug azelastine hydrochloride as a potential anti-SARS-CoV-2 therapeutic. Azelastine has been successfully used for many years in anti-allergic therapy.

Starting with a novel computational drug repurposing prediction method, developed and performed by Prof Dr Robert Konrat (University of Vienna), CEBINA selected already approved active substances for experimental testing in collaboration with Prof Dr. Ferenc Jakab (Virology National Laboratory, Szentágothai-Research-Center, University of Pécs, Hungary). This collaborative effort led to the identification of azelastine as a potent antiviral compound effective against SARS-CoV-2, a finding confirmed by now by several independent research groups. The potent anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity of azelastine was demonstrated in a reconstituted human nasal tissue model and was evident at a lower dose than present in commercially available nasal sprays [1].

A clinical trial has started on February 16th 2021 to verify whether the use of a nasal spray preparation containing azelastine can achieve a reduction in viral load in the the nasal cavity. The aim of the study is to show whether the anti-allergic medication Pollival® Nasal Spray, or a diluted version, can achieve a reduction in the viral load, therefore reducing transmission and positively influencing the course of the disease.

If positive results of the running clinical studies are demonstrated, URSAPHARM Arzneimittel GmbH and CEBINA GmbH believe this will be an important new approach to control viral spread and contain the current pandemic.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

When Suffering From Endometriosis, The Natural Therapy Fuyan Pill Is A Useful Medicine For Pregnancy Plan Of Female Patients

Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 2021-Jan-14 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Reuters recently reported that British lawmakers called for urgent government action to support 1.5 million females with endometriosis — a debilitating condition that leads to absenteeism from school and work and can cause infertility. Female health experts said the lack of funding for research into the crippling illness — which affects one in ten females worldwide — showed how female health issues were often marginalized.

Female health issues should be paid attention to, while endometriosis is very harmful to the body health in females, which can cause persistent dysmenorrhea, menstrual disorders, urinary pain, low back pain, pelvic bleeding and other problems. If things go on like this, endometriosis will affect their learning efficiency, working performance, social life, relationships and mental health. In addition, they may have to face the problem of infertility.

In general, due to the ectopic endometrium attached to the abdominal cavity or ovarian surface, it can cause periodic shedding, congestion, edema, thus leading to the formation of chocolate cysts on the ovarian surface. The abnormal tissues can affect ovulation and then lead to infertility. Furthermore, the ectopic endometrium in the abdominal cavity will cause the viscera to stick together, causing the fallopian tubes to be blocked. In this case, the sperm and the egg cannot be combined into a fertilized egg in the fallopian tube, resulting in female infertility.

If a female friend has endometriosis and suffers from long-term infertility, doctors generally recommend her to receive a surgery to excise the diseased tissues. However, in some cases, due to the serious adhesions of the lesions, doctors are often unable to make a complete elimination, thus leading to a high recurrence rate of endometriosis.

On the flip side, doctors may adopt the therapeutic surgery, which involves the complete removal of both ovaries and the uterus. Actually, it’s relatively cruel to young and childless females, which not only directly deprives them of the reproductive rights, but also potentially triggers postmenopausal syndrome. Surgery can also induce secondary infections, leading to other inflammations such as pelvic inflammatory disease.

Obviously, surgery is a double-edged sword, which surely has some positive effects, but is not the best option, especially for females who want to raise children. A sound body is essential for a successful pregnancy. If you have to suffer from extra pain and risks due to the treatment method, it’s actually not worth trying. As a result, more and more patients with endometriosis are looking for safer solutions, and the natural therapy Fuyan Pill is a useful medicine for them.

The herbal medicine Fuyan Pill is developed by Wuhan Dr.Lee’s TCM Clinic, which has been granted the national patent in China. It can eliminate inflammations, kill various bacteria and viruses, clear away heat, remove blood stasis, relieve pain and so on. It’s made from more than 50 selected herbal ingredients, including radix bupleuri, poria, scutellaria baicalensis, gardenia, Chinese yam, talc, angelica sinensis, peach seed, safflower, licorice, etc.

The Fuyan Pill can effectively relieve the pain and discomfort caused by endometriosis, unblock the fallopian tubes, solve the adhesion issues, and provide a sound physiological environment for fertilization. In terms of traditional Chinese medicine, the cause of endometriosis is qi stagnation and blood stasis, and Fuyan Pill features the ability to promote blood circulation, remove blood stasis, eliminate inflammation and abnormal tissues. It can also regulate the menstruation and hormones, enhance the body immunity, and improve the female self-healing capacity.

As a natural therapy, Fuyan Pill has a strict formula and ratio in terms of the composition. Based on Dr. Lee’s more than 30 years of clinical experience, Fuyan Pill has been proved as an effective and safe oral product, which won’t lead to toxic side effects or unnecessary physiological pain and discomfort. For females who aspire to be a mother, Fuyan Pill can help them overcome endometriosis and get pregnant naturally.

We once cured a patient with endometriosis. Emily, a 28-year-old married female in America, was diagnosed with endometriosis and blocked fallopian tubes in 2017. After several attempts at treatment methods, including laparoscopic surgery and hormone therapy, her problems remained unresolved. Introduced by a friend last year, she contacted us and expressed her strong desire for childbirth through email, so we suggested her taking the Fuyan Pill.

After a month of treatment, Emily said that those painful symptoms had been improved so much that she didn’t hesitate to continue taking the pill for several months. Her illness has improved greatly and she is happy to tell us that she got pregnant two months ago. Now, she is actively preparing for the arrival of her baby.

As a natural plant medicine product, Fuyan Pill has a broad-spectrum bactericidal action with no side effects, which can not only treat endometriosis but also react well on pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, salpingitis, chlamydia infection, pelvic abscess, and other related problems. As a result, it can help females solve infertility caused by these gynecological diseases. We hope that females pay more attention to their body health. If you suffer from some problems mentioned above, Fuyan Pill is worth trying.

For more information about Fuyan Pill, please visits: https://global.fuyanpills.com/

About Dr. Lee Xiaoping:
Dr. Lee Xiaoping graduated from Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. She qualified as a herbalist 40 years ago and is a highly experienced medical professional. She specializes in the field of male and female reproductive and urinary system diseases. She has devoted 30 years to her clinic and worked on the formula of Fuyan Pill for years. The medicine has proven to be effective and cured thousands of people who suffered from endometriosis as well as its complications.

Media contact:

Lee Xiaoping
Herbalist
Wuhan Dr.Lee’s TCM Clinic
+86- 027-87105085
wuhandrli@gmail.com
herbalistlee@yahoo.com
wuhandrlee@hotmail.com

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SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. / STOCKHOLM, 27-Oct-2020 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Palette Life Sciences, a fully integrated global life sciences company dedicated to improving patient outcomes, today introduced valuable new online resources for healthcare providers in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. By expanding its Deflux online presence to international audiences, Palette Life Sciences demonstrates its commitment to supporting the global paediatric community.

Deflux.fr is a French-language resource for healthcare providers in France. Deflux.com/de is a German-language site serving practitioners in Germany. Deflux.com/es and Deflux.it are English-language sites serving physicians in Spain and Italy respectively. These new sites offer best-in-class online resources, important information and education about VUR, including symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment options, such as Deflux®. All of the European sites provide physicians with access to the global Deflux Learning Center, a leading education platform that features information and training for paediatric urologists and their peers who treat VUR. The Deflux Learning Center includes clinical articles, educational videos, webinars, brochures, downloadable tools and The PedSpace podcast series, created for and presented by paediatric urology healthcare professionals.

The Deflux Learning Center for each respective country also provides downloadable educational materials for parents and caregivers managing children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR).

“My personal long-term experience with Deflux has proven its effectiveness and safety in reducing VUR and preventing UTI recurrence in patients who fail medical management, thus avoiding use of long-term antibiotics. It is my hope that the new website initiative, which includes helpful resources for physicians, will help raise awareness of this treatment option in patients with primary VUR, troubled by recurrent febrile UTIs,” said Dr. Marie-Klaire Farrugia, Consultant Paediatric Urologist and Service Lead for Paediatric Surgery at Chelsea & Westminster and Imperial College Hospitals.

“We are excited to offer these new online resources to the healthcare community in France, Germany, Italy and Spain,” said Rich Low, Head of Marketing at Palette Life Sciences. “We are confident they will benefit the global paediatric urology ecosystem and serve as valuable resources by providing critical information and access to educational resources through the Deflux Learning Center.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

ShigETEC vaccine candidate has the potential to have a major impact on diarrheal diseases

VIENNA, 24-Sep-2020 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Eveliqure Biotechnologies GmbH, an Austrian biotechnology company, today announces the initiation of clinical testing for its ShigETEC vaccine candidate, with the dosing of the first subject in a Phase 1 safety and immunogenicity study in Europe. ShigETEC is an orally administered vaccine candidate targeting Shigella and Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), two of the major pathogens responsible for diarrhoeal diseases in travelers to endemic countries, as well as a major threat to children living in low- and middle- income countries.

Currently no effective vaccines against these two pathogens exist and previous attempts to develop vaccines against Shigella and ETEC have failed. Eveliqure has employed a radically innovative approach based on a live attenuated Shigella vaccine strain rationally designed to provide broad, serotype independent protection against both Shigella and ETEC, and is developing the vaccine for both travelers to endemic countries and for children living in resource-poor countries. Following this initial Phase 1 study run in Hungary, further clinical development of ShigETEC will include Phase 1 testing in non-endemic adults, immune characterization of vaccine responses, vaccine formulation studies and clinical testing of ShigETEC in the pediatric population in resource poor-countries. These activities are supported by the EU-funded SHIGETECVAX international consortium of world-leading vaccine organizations – the European Vaccine Initiative, Eveliqure Biotechnologies, University of Gothenburg, icddr,b and PATH.

“Entering clinical development with ShigETEC marks a major milestone for Eveliqure, culminating from our extensive preclinical work performed over the past five years” – commented Gábor Somogyi, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of Eveliqure. “We believe that ShigETEC has the potential to reduce the burden of diarrhoeal diseases for travellers, while also saving hundreds of thousands of children in endemic areas of the world”.

“Initiating the Phase 1 study for ShigETEC in adult volunteers is a crucial step towards establishing safety and immunogenicity of our vaccine candidate, and will help us define a well-tolerated, and effective schedule of dosing for our planned Phase 2 human challenge studies”. – commented Frank Malinoski MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer of Eveliqure.

Compared to single pathogen approaches, ShigETEC has the potential to have a major impact on diarrheal diseases, protecting both travelers to the developing world and children in endemic populations.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

LIDBREE™ receives marketing authorization in the United Kingdom

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., U.S.A. / BUDAPEST / STOCKHOLM, 5-Aug-2020 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Palette Life Sciences AB (‘Palette’) with Gedeon Richter Plc. (‘Richter’), today announced that as a part of a decentralised regulatory procedure including thirty European Union Economic Area member states, Palette and Richter received national marketing authorization for LIDBREE™ in the United Kingdom (UK). The product is a novel, proprietary thermo gelling intrauterine formulation that can provide significant pain relief during common gynecological procedures.

LIDBREE’s marketing authorization is based on compelling data from clinical trials and investigations of sensory innervation in the reproductive area. In a pivotal clinical trial, LIDBREE treatment was associated with a significant reduction of pain and discomfort in women undergoing gynecological interventions.¹

“Our research group has detected pain nerves superficially throughout the uterus, which enable the use of local pain relief in many gynecological procedures such as insertion of an intrauterine device and sampling biopsies from the cervix and/or from the uterus – procedures that are currently routinely performed today without pain relief. LIDBREE is a novel gel containing the local anesthetic lidocaine which adheres to the mucosal tissue upon application to provide excellent analgesic effect”, says Gunvor Ekman-Ordeberg, MD PhD Professor at Karolinska Institute and founder of the LIDBREE program. “The gratification of observing the culmination of over 40 years of research into clinical practice via a new, simple, and effective treatment is a great privilege to share with all of my colleagues.”

In October 2017, Richter and Palette signed an agreement to commercialise LIDBREE, a novel innovative proprietary pain relief pharmaceutical formulation, in Europe and in certain other markets.

“We are very pleased with the approval of LIDBREE in the UK, it is a great accomplishment from everyone involved.  This is an important milestone and allows us to address a significant unmet medical need in women’s health. We look forward to supporting LIDBREE’s product launch through our partner Gedeon Richter and pursuing additional markets, such as the U.S., in collaboration with future regional partners.” says Helena Jansson, Managing Director at Palette Life Sciences AB.

“We’ve been expecting this regulatory development and we are looking forward to successfully introduce LIDBREE to all of the territories covered by our agreement in order to further improve the quality of life of women experiencing pain during their gynaecological interventions,” stated Tibor Horváth, Commercial Director of Gedeon Richter Plc.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Palette Life Sciences unveils an online resource aimed at paediatric urologists, parents and caregivers in the UK dealing with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., U.S.A. / STOCKHOLM SWEDEN, 4-Aug-2020 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Palette Life Sciences, a fully integrated global life sciences company dedicated to improving patient outcomes, today announced the launch of Deflux.com/UK as part of its global expansion. Deflux.com/UK is a best-in-class online resource developed specifically for healthcare practitioners in the United Kingdom, as well as parents and caregivers managing children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). VUR, sometimes referred to as urinary or bladder reflux, is a serious paediatric urinary condition in which urine flows from the bladder through one or both ureters toward the kidneys.

Deflux.com/UK features important information about VUR, including symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment options, such as Deflux®. Comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA) and dextranomer polysaccharides to form a gel, Deflux is a minimally invasive biocomopatible treatment for VUR. Endoscopic treatment with Deflux takes about 15 minutes in a day procedure setting, and generally allows the child to go back to normal activities the next day.

Deflux.com/UK also provides physicians with access to the Deflux Learning Center, a leading global education platform that features information and training for paediatric urologists and their peers who treat VUR as well as other paediatric urology conditions. The Deflux Learning Center includes clinical articles, educational videos and webinars, brochures, downloadable tools and The PedSpace podcast series, created for and presented by paediatric urology healthcare professionals.

“Deflux is an effective, minimally-invasive treatment option that many caregivers simply aren’t aware of,” said Dr. Marie-Klaire Farrugia, Consultant Paediatric Urologist and Clinical Director for Paediatric Surgery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. “My personal long-term experience with Deflux has proven its effectiveness and safety in reducing VUR and preventing UTI recurrence, thus avoiding use of long-term antibiotics. It is my hope that the new website initiative, which includes helpful resources for both physicians and caregivers, will help raise awareness and utilisation of this treatment option.”

“The entire Palette commercial team is excited to launch Deflux.com/UK, which we believe will help elevate the standard of care for VUR patients in the UK,” said Rich Low, Head of Marketing, Palette Life Sciences. “Deflux.com/UK will serve as a truly valuable resource for caregivers, providing critical information to paediatric urology healthcare professionals through the Deflux Learning Center, and to caregivers, connecting them to highly-trained specialists who provide high quality care.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Palette Life Sciences expands distribution network across Europe

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN / SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., USA, 15-Jun-2020 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Palette Life Sciences, a fully integrated global life sciences company dedicated to improving patient outcomes, today announced global distribution expansion for two of Palette’s products, Deflux and Solesta. The expansion provides commercial access to more than 20 countries through five distributors around the globe, while adding direct sales in four additional countries: Cyprus, Greece, Hungary and Portugal.

KEBOMED, a leading European distributor of medical devices and equipment, will distribute the products in France, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. Stratarium Sarl, will commercialize the products in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland leveraging their urology focused subsidiary, RA DistributionCJ Medical, a UK-based distributor of innovative technologies specializing in surgical and medical devices, will distribute the products in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Grifols, one of the leading companies in the production and sale of plasma-derived medicines and a top distributor of a broad range of products within their country will cover Spain, and GP Dermal, a specialist with deep ties across urology and pediatric call points will serve as the distributor in Italy and Malta.

“This enhanced distribution network allows Palette to ensure our customer and patient needs are adequately met across Europe,” said James Leech, Head of Corporate Development at Palette Life Sciences. “We have selected strong partners with deep experience and relationships in the urology and pediatric setting who will help us serve the product and education needs of physicians and hospitals. Palette and its network of partners are making significant investments within local markets to improve physician access to Palette resources, best management and treatment practices, and renewed product training.”

For more information or to place an order, please contact a Palette Life Sciences representative at eusales@palettelifesciences.com. Contact information for product orders or inquires by distributor are as follows:

KEBOMED: ordre@kebomed.dk
Stratarium Sarl: deflux-solesta@stratarium.com
CJ Medical: office@cjmedical.com
Grifols: jose.sagales@grifols.com
GP Dermal: luigi.galandini@gpdermal.com

SOURCE: EuropaWire

First Rhenium-SCT® (Skin Cancer Therapy) treatment in Germany done by Dr. Lutz-Hendrik Holle

HANAU, Germany, 4-Oct-2019 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — OncoBeta®, a Medical Device Company specialized in innovative epidermal radioisotope therapies for Non-Melanocytic Skin Cancers (NMSCs), announced today, that Dr. Lutz-Hendrik Holle, Medical Director of the interregional professional association for nuclear medicine in Hanau, has accomplished the first Rhenium-SCT® (Skin Cancer Therapy) treatment in Germany. This state-of-the-art technology of local radionuclide therapy offers a painless and non-invasive treatment option for patients with basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (BCC and SCC) and the interregional professional association for nuclear medicine Hanau is the first center in Germany that offers the Rhenium-SCT®.

With approximately 50.000 outpatient examinations annually, the interregional professional association for nuclear medicine Hanau is one of the biggest nuclear medicine service providers in Hesse. The offered services include a variety of different modern treatment and diagnostic methods. The key argument for the expansion of the spectrum was that the Rhenium-SCT® is a new, painless and highly efficient treatment option that also delivers excellent cosmetic results. Besides being a painless alternative to other procedures, the Rhenium-SCT® also allows the treatment of numerous NMSC lesions consecutively in a single session, which was already realized during the first treatment in Hanau. This has also attracted international attention so that an American patient travelled to Hanau for the treatment.

“This therapy is particularly suitable for tumor localizations where good cosmetic results are to be achieved. The fact that the treatment is completely painless and can be performed in just one session is a great advantage”, says Dr. Lutz-Hendrik Holle, Medical Director of Nuclear Medicine in Hanau.

“We are very happy and proud to be able to offer our revolutionary treatment to patients in Germany now. The interregional professional association of nuclear medicine in Hanau is an excellent partner for NMSC patients in the fight against NMSC”, said Shannon D. Brown III, CEO and Managing Director of OncoBeta® GmbH. “Unfortunately, Germany is one of the countries that has experienced a drastic increase in newly diagnosed NMSC cases in recent years. Our highly qualified team strives to provide physicians and patients with a non-invasive and affordable solution to treat NMSC, while focusing on the needs of the patient.”

The global incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers has been drastically increasing over the past decades. Depending on the source, it is estimated that there are over 5 million non-melanoma skin cancer cases reported globally each year. In certain analyzed areas of Germany there was an increase in the incidence between the year 2005 and the year 2014 by about 30%1. To serve the increasing medical need for innovative therapies in this field and to improve the quality of patients’ lives, OncoBeta® GmbH has developed its innovative Rhenium-SCT® which only require a single application in most of the cases, applied in one single session with excellent aesthetic outcomes.

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2019 Red Herring North America Top 100 Winner: New recognition of OncoBeta’s success in developing and providing an innovative therapy for non-melanoma skin cancer patients

Pasadena, CA, U.S.A., 6-Jul-2019 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — OncoBeta®, a Medical Device Company specialized in innovative epidermal radioisotope therapies for Non-Melanocytic Skin Cancers (NMSCs), announced today, that it was honored as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Award winner recognizing the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies. After being recognized with the Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award earlier this year, this is now the second recognition obtained by Red Herring.

The winners, celebrated at a special awards ceremony at the Westin Pasadena hotel, have been chosen from thousands of entrants, whittled down to hundreds making the trip to California. The ceremony, led by Red Herring chairman Alex Vieux, was preceded by two days of keynote speeches, discussions and finalist presentations.

Companies were judged by industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy, and market penetration. Winners ran the gamut of verticals, from FinTech and Marketing to Security, IoT, and many more industries.

Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating the world’s startups and tech companies for over two decades. It gives them the ability to see through the industry’s hype to pick firms that will continue on a trajectory to success. Brands such as Alibaba, Google, Kakao, Skype, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube have all been singled out in Red Herring’s storied history.

“2019’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet,” said Vieux. “North America has led the way in tech for so many years, and to see such unique, pioneering entrepreneurs and companies here in California, which is in many ways the heartland of the industry, has been a thrilling experience.”

“What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting edge sectors,” added Vieux. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models showcased here at the conference has been fantastic to learn about. We believe OncoBeta® embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. OncoBeta® should be proud of its achievement – the competition was incredibly strong.”

“Being named as one of the Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award winner in addition to the Top 100 Europe is a great honor for us.” states Shannon D. Brown III, CEO of OncoBeta®. “The spirit of the award aligns perfectly with our team’s mission in the fight against non-melanocytic skin cancer (NMSC) with the Rhenium-SCT®.”

The complete list of the 2019 Red Herring North America Top 100 Winners can be found here in alphabetical order: https://www.redherring.com/2019-rhna-top100-winners/

Red Herring’s press release is available online at https://www.redherring.com/red-herring-2019-top-100-north-america-winners-press-release/

SOURCE: EuropaWire

The interregional professional association for nuclear medicine in Hanau has become the first treatment center in Germany to offer the Rhenium-SCT® (SCT= Skin Cancer Therapy)

GARCHING N. MUNICH, Germany, 13-May-2019 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — OncoBeta® GmbH, a commercial stage Medical Device Company specialized in innovative epidermal radioisotope therapies for Non-Melanocytic Skin Cancers (NMSCs), is pleased to announce that the interregional professional association for nuclear medicine in Hanau now offers the Rhenium-SCT ® (SCT= Skin Cancer Therapy) as the first treatment center in Germany.

With approximately 50.000 outpatient examinations annually, the interregional professional association for nuclear medicine Hanau is one of the biggest nuclear medicine service providers in Hesse. The offered services include a variety of different modern treatment and diagnostic methods which are state-of the art in science and technology.

“Offering NMSC skin cancer patients a highly efficient, painless, innovative therapy with excellent aesthetic results was the driving reason to establish this treatment method in our clinic,” says Dr. med. Lutz-Hendrik Holle, Medical Director of Nuclear Medicine in Hanau.

“We are delighted that our innovative skin cancer therapy Rhenium-SCT® is now being offered by the Nuclear Medicine in Hanau and we are looking forward to this collaboration”, states Shannon D. Brown III, CEO and Managing Director of OncoBeta® GmbH. “For us, this is an important step to offer the treatment method in addition to Italy, South Africa and Australia now also in Germany. In order to provide our treatment to as many skin cancer patients as possible, it is of course our goal to offer the availability of the therapy nationwide in Germany in the future.”

The global incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers has been drastically increasing over the past decades. Depending on the source, it is estimated that there are over 5 million non-melanoma skin cancer cases reported globally each year. In Germany the number of newly diagnosed patients is about 200,000 annually and it is assumed that this number increases within the next years. To serve the increasing medical need for innovative therapies in this field and to improve the quality of patients’ lives, OncoBeta® GmbH has developed its innovative Rhenium-SCT® which only require a single application, applied in one single session with excellent aesthetic outcomes.

If interested, patients and doctors can either contact the interregional professional association for nuclear medicine in Hanau directly or OncoBeta® GmbH.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

University of Pretoria Prof. Mike Sathekge is First in South Africa to Treat Non-Melanocytic Skin #Cancer Patients with Rhenium-SCT®

Garching n. Munich, Germany, 26-Nov-2018 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — OncoBeta® GmbH, a commercial stage Medical Device Company specialized in innovative epidermal radioisotope therapies for Non-Melanocytic Skin Cancers (NMSCs), announced today that Prof. Mike Sathekge from the University of Pretoria, Steve Biko Academic Hospital Nuclear Medical department and his clinical team has treated the first non-melanocytic skin cancer patients in South Africa with the innovative Rhenium-SCT® skin cancer treatment System. This next-generation radionuclide therapy technology applied by the nuclear medicine physician offers a new singles session, painless treatment for patients suffering from Basal Cell – and Squamous Cell Carcinomas (BCCs and SCCs).

The global incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers has drastically increased over the few past decades. Depending on the source, it is estimated that there are over 5 million non-melanoma skin cancer cases reported globally each year. Approximately 80% of non-melanoma skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas or squamous cell carcinomas with South Africa having one of the highest incidence rates in the world.

Prof. Mike Sathekge and his team at the University of Pretoria, Steve Biko Academic Hospital are focused on providing patients with personalized care using state-of-the-art technology that can deliver high-precision therapy and diagnostics with minimal side effects. The specialized team of experts in the nuclear medicine and medical physics, work closely with other disciplines within the university hospital, referring physicians, and other institutions, to ensure patients receive the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer.

Martin Magwaza, CEO of Tautomer (PTY) LTD Oncobeta®’s distribution partner for the Rhenium-SCT® in Africa, is dedicated to providing South Africans with new innovative and effective therapies across the continent, coordinating with representatives from all levels of government and state for the health care landscape.

“The start of the Rhenium-SCT® in South Africa is a significant milestone in the international expansion of our ground-breaking treatment for BCCs and SCCs.,” said Shannon D. Brown III, CEO and Managing Director of OncoBeta® GmbH. “Our vision of bringing a revolutionary affordable skin cancer therapy to physicians and patients all over the world has come one step closer today”.

SOURCE: EuropaWire