The website www.diagnode-2.com launched for recruitment of patients for DIAGNODE-2 trial
www.diagnode-2.com is aiming to reach patients aged 12–24 years recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and their relatives, to inform about the opportunity to volunteer to participate in the DIAGNODE-2 clinical trial.
The website for the European Phase II trial DIAGNODE-2 has been approved by the Ethics Committees in the participating countries Sweden, the Czech Republic and Spain. Information regarding the clinics’ recruitment status will be updated continuously when sites become activated to recruit patients. For further information about DIAGNODE-2 and participating clinics, please visit www.diagnode-2.com
DIAGNODE-2 is based on the ongoing open label pilot trial DIAGNODE-1, where preliminary results show a positive clinical progression and desired immunological response as the diabetes vaccine Diamyd® is given directly into the lymph node. DIAGNODE-2 encompasses approximately 80 patients from Spain, the Czech Republic and Sweden, aged 12–24 years, recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The patients will be followed for 15 months with the aim to evaluate the remaining insulin producing capacity. Coordinating Investigator is Professor Johnny Ludvigsson at Linköping University.
About Diamyd Medical
Diamyd Medical is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and other serious inflammatory diseases through pharmaceutical development and investments in stem cell and medical technology.
Diamyd Medical develops the diabetes vaccine Diamyd®, for antigen-specific immunotherapy based on the exclusively licensed GAD-molecule. Besides the Company’s own European Phase-II trial DIAGNODE-2, where the diabetes vaccine is administered directly into the lymph node, there are four investigator initiated clinical trials ongoing with Diamyd®. Diamyd Medical also develops Remygen®, a proprietary GMP manufactured oral GABA-based study drug. An investigator initiated placebo controlled trial with GABA and Diamyd® in patients recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is ongoing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Exclusive licenses for GABA and positive allosteric modulators of the GABAA receptor for the treatment of diabetes and inflammatory diseases constitutes alongside with the diabetes vaccine Diamyd® and Remygen® key assets. Diamyd Medical is also one of the major shareholders in the stem cell company NextCell Pharma AB and has holdings in the medtech company Companion Medical, Inc., San Diego, USA and in the gene therapy company Periphagen, Inc., Pittsburgh, USA.
Diamyd Medical’s B-share is traded on Nasdaq First North under the ticker DMYD B. FNCA Sweden AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser.
For further information, please contact:
Ulf Hannelius, President and CEO
Phone: +46 736 35 42 41
Diamyd Medical AB (publ)
Kungsgatan 29, SE-111 56 Stockholm, Sweden. Phone: +46 8 661 00 26, Fax: +46 8 661 63 68
E-mail: email@example.com Reg. no.: 556242-3797 Website: www.diamyd.com