Press Esc to close
Friday 20 January 2017
News updated at 5:12 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.6°C
Min : 15.8°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Biocon's oral insulin will take few more yrs to hit mkt: Shaw

Chennai, Sep 14 , 2013 (PTI)
Biocon my take a few more years to launch its oral insulin in the Indian market, said company's Chairman and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar Shaw here today.

"We are developing hopefully the world's first oral insulin and it will take a few more years for it to hit the market," said Mazumdar Shaw, indicating the product could take a little longer for the global launch.

Stating that the clinical trials for the oral insulin is underway in India, USA and Europe, the bio-pharmaceutical company's boss, however, declined to spell out how much the firm had invested for the research and development of oral insulin.

"We have invested a lot. I can only say that."

According to Biocon, oral insulin is simple, painless and delivered through the portal vein, mimicking the natural physiology of the body.

"If successful in the clinic, oral insulin could become a very important therapy for millions of patients suffering from Diabetes Mellitus (DM) worldwide."

Biocon is developing IN-105 – a conjugated insulin molecule that is orally delivered and targeted towards liver, which is a central organ in glucose metabolism.

Mazumdar Shaw was in Chennai to launch an initiative to provide women the "knowledge, tools and support" necessary to combat challenges to good health including diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

The initiative was led by Women2Women, a women's collective.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan taking selfie with the newly launched Samsung C9 Pro mobile...

Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan taking selfie with the newly launched Samsung C9 Pro mobile...

Camel-mounted BSF soldiers participate in rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony...

Camel-mounted BSF soldiers participate in rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony...

Students form a human chain to display VOTE at an awareness campaign Jalandhar...

Students form a human chain to display VOTE at an awareness campaign Jalandhar...

Children holding national flags as they ride on a modified motorcycle ahead of the Republic...

Children holding national flags as they ride on a modified motorcycle ahead of the Republic...

Workers busy installing flower pots as part of the Republic Day Flower show at Glass House...

Workers busy installing flower pots as part of the Republic Day Flower show at Glass House...

Workers busy installing flower pots to make Peacock shape as part of the Republic Day Flower show...

Workers busy installing flower pots to make Peacock shape as part of the Republic Day Flower show...

The final touch work is going in full swing at as part of the Republic Day Flower show at Glass...

The final touch work is going in full swing at as part of the Republic Day Flower show at Glass...

Jagjot Singh Rubal, an Indian artist, gives final touches to a portrait...

Jagjot Singh Rubal, an Indian artist, gives final touches to a portrait...

Members of Hindu Sena, a right-wing Hindu group, place a garland on an poster...

Members of Hindu Sena, a right-wing Hindu group, place a garland on an poster...

PWD labourers paint the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Shymabazar in Kolkata...

PWD labourers paint the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Shymabazar in Kolkata...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523