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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is developing LGD-6972, a novel, orally-bioavailable addition to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The mechanism of action of LGD-6972 is to reduce the excess liver glucose production characteristic of type 2 diabetes mellitus that is a major contributor to hyperglycemia. This clinical trial will evaluate the safety and tolerability of escalating doses LGD-6972 administered daily over 2 - 4 weeks in both healthy subjects and subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
This is to be a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, sequential, multiple oral dose study conducted in normoglycemic healthy subjects (NHS) (Part 1) and subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who are treated with monotherapy metformin (a stable dose at randomization) along with diet and exercise (Part 2). Subjects with T2DM who are not on a stable dose of metformin but meet all other entry criteria may be enrolled in the study at the discretion of the Investigator, but must undergo a stabilization period of at least 12 weeks before determining eligibility for the study. In Part 1, a single group of healthy subjects will be dosed with repeated oral doses of 15 mg of LGD-6972 or placebo once daily (QD) for 14 days. In Part 2, a maximum of 3 groups of subjects with T2DM will be dosed with 3 sequential, increasing doses of LGD-6972 (5 mg, 15 mg or 30 mg) or placebo QD for 28 days.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Placebo (Captisol ®), LGD-6972
Not yet recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-10-29T22:38:22-0400
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