Zealand Pharma to Present Data on Glepaglutide at the 17th Congress of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Association (CIRTA)

Tuesday, 29. June 2021 13:00

Company announcement – No. 43/ 2021

Zealand Pharma to Present Data on Glepaglutide at the 17th Congress of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Association (CIRTA)

  • Company to present three posters, including two on glepaglutide for the treatment of Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)
  • Data demonstrate potential dosing benefits of glepaglutide for patients with SBS

Copenhagen, DK and Boston, MA, U.S. June 29, 2021 Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ZEAL) (CVR-no. 20045078,) a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative peptide-based medicines, today announced it will present three posters at the upcoming 17th Congress of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Association (CIRTA), which is being held both virtually and in Auckland, New Zealand June 30-July 2, 2021. The Company’s research presented at CIRTA 2021 will feature multiple posters related to glepaglutide for the treatment of short bowel syndrome (SBS).

“We look forward to presenting our research at CIRTA 2021, including data on glepaglutide that suggest dose adjustment may not be necessary when treating SBS patients with renal impairment,” said Adam Steensberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Zealand Pharma. “Renal impairment is a common comorbidity in SBS patients that often necessitates adjusting treatment regimen. However, we found no difference in the pharmacokinetic profile of glepaglutide in patients with severe renal impairment, or end stage renal disease, compared to healthy subjects, suggesting that dosage may not need to be adjusted for SBS patients with renal impairment.”

Poster Title: Glepaglutide pharmacokinetic profile after single subcutaneous injection in human subjects with varying degrees of renal function
Author: M Askjær Agersnap, K Sonne, K Mark Knudsen, S Wladyslaw
Poster Viewing Reception Date and Time: 30 June-2 July
Abstract Number: 113


Poster Title: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the long-acting GLP-2 analogue after once-weekly dosing in adulty healthy subjects
Author: K Sonne, K Mark Knudsen, J Mosolff Mathiesen, G Koefoed Rasmussen, M Berner-Hansen
Poster Viewing Reception Date and Time: 30 June-2 July
Abstract Number: 114

Poster Title: Relation between surgical procedures, chronic intestinal failure and dependency on parenteral support
Author: K Iyer, D Mercer, D Pfeffer, LB Zimmerman, M Berner-Hansen, M Mundi, DL Seidner
Poster Viewing Reception Date and Time: 30 June-2 July
Abstract Number: 116

About Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)
SBS is a complex chronic and severe condition associated with reduced or complete loss of intestinal function. Many patients have to be connected to infusion lines and pumps every day, which pose significant restrictions on their ability to engage in daily activities. In addition, they are at risk of experiencing a number of serious and life-threatening complications such as sepsis, blood clots, liver damage and renal impairment.

About Glepaglutide
Glepaglutide is a long-acting GLP-2 analog in development for the treatment of short bowel syndrome (SBS). Glepaglutide is being developed as a ready-to-use liquid product in an autoinjector desiged for convenient and easy subcutaneous administration. Zealand initiated the Phase 3 clinical program for Glepaglutide in October 2018. The pivotal trial is a randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled study, with both once- and twice-weekly dosing regimens. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation for glepaglutide for the treatment of SBS.

About Zealand Pharma A/S
Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ZEAL) ("Zealand") is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of peptide-based medicines. More than 10 drug candidates invented by Zealand have advanced into clinical development, of which two have reached the market. Zealand’s robust pipeline of investigational medicines includes three candidates in late-stage development. Zealand markets V-Go®, a basal-bolus insulin delivery option for people with diabetes, and has received FDA approval for Zegalogue, (dasiglucagon), the first and only glucagon analogue for the treatment severe hypoglycemia in pediatric and adult patients with diabetes aged 6 and above. License collaborations with Boehringer Ingelheim and Alexion Pharmaceuticals create opportunity for more patients to potentially benefit from Zealand-invented peptide investigational agents currently in development.

Zealand was founded in 1998 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has presence throughout the U.S. that includes key locations in New York, Boston, and Marlborough (MA). For more information about Zealand’s business and activities, please visit http://www.zealandpharma.com.

Forward-Looking Statement
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Zealand Pharma Investor Relations
Claudia Styslinger
Argot Partners

Zealand Pharma Media Relations 
David Rosen 
Argot Partners

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