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Hanmi Pharmaceutical Presents LAPSrhGH at Endocrine Society
Human Growth Hormone
Hanmi Pharmaceutical Presents LAPSrhGH at Endocrine Society
  • By matthew
  • March 10, 2015, 01:15
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Hanmi Pharmaceutical's headquarters building in Songpa-gu, Seoul.
Hanmi Pharmaceutical's headquarters building in Songpa-gu, Seoul.

 

A new long-acting sustained-release human growth hormone LAPSrhGH, which Hanmi Pharmaceutical has been developing, was presented at an international medical organization. 

Hanmi Pharmaceutical announced the findings of Phase 1 clinical trials with LAPSrhGH in Korea, and the interim results of Phase 2 in multiple countries at the Endocrine Society (ENDO) being held in San Diego, U.S., from March 5 to 8. 

LAPSrhGH is a long-acting human growth hormone candidate for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency, developed as a bi-weekly or monthly administration therapy using Hanmi's Lapscovery technology, which prolongs the duration of the drug effects of short-acting biologics. It noticeably relieves the pain of patients when injected. 

According to the presentations, Hanmi Pharmaceutical confirmed the safety and duration of more than a week in Phase 1 clinical trials on Korean healthy adult males when injected with a single dose. 

Also, the company confirmed the safety, longer duration, and suitable doses for the future development of LAPSrhGH through ongoing Phase 2 clinical studies on adult patients suffering from growth hormone deficiency in 22 medical institutions, not only in Korea, but also in 8 Eastern European countries. 

Kang Ja-hoon, managing director of the clinical study team at Hanmi Pharmaceutical, said, “As the new drug of long-acting sustained-release human growth hormone can prolong the injection cycle to more than a week and drastically relieve the injection pain compared to existing products, we expect that it will improve patients' quality of life dramatically.”