UCB presenting data on osteoporosis and romosozumab at 2015 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting
Brussels, Belgium, 8th October, 2015 - UCB today announced that it will present data from multiple studies for investigational molecule romosozumab at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in Seattle on Oct. 9-12, 2015. In addition, osteoporosis disease-state presentations will provide key insights around unmet needs among patients at high risk for fracture, and the potentially serious consequences of inadequate osteoporosis treatment.
“Data to be presented at ASBMR 2015 include some of the latest research on our investigational medicine romosozumab,” said Professor Dr. Iris Loew-Friedrich, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, UCB. “Our previous studies have shown that romosozumab stimulates bone formation and reduces bone resorption making it different from most available current treatments for osteoporosis. The data presented at ASBMR give us further confidence that romosozumab has the potential to become a novel treatment for people with osteoporosis.”
Romosozumab is being co-developed by UCB and Amgen.
The following is a guide to the UCB/Amgen sponsored data presentations.
Romosozumab Oral Presentations
- Romosozumab Improves Strength at the Lumbar Spine and Hip in Postmenopausal Women With Low Bone Mass Compared With Teriparatide, Abstract 1143, Oral Presentation, Monday, October 12, 10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. PT (Room 6E)
- Romosozumab (Sclerostin Antibody) Improves Bone Mass and Bone Strength in Ovariectomized Cynomolgus Monkeys After 12 Months of Treatment, Abstract 1019, Oral Presentation, Friday, October 9, 2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. PT (Room 6E)
Romosozumab Abstracts of Interest
- Effects of Romosozumab in Japanese Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: Phase 2 Trial Results, Abstracts FR0331 and SA0331, Poster Presentation, Friday, October 9, 5:30pm - 7:30pm and Saturday October 10, 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Hall 4B)
- Analysis of the Osteoblast Lineage Reveals Inhibition of Mitogenesis and Cell Cycle Progression Associated With Attenuation of Bone Formation in Response to Sclerostin Antibody in Ovariectomized Rats, Abstract MO0193, Poster Presentation, Monday, October 12, 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Hall 4B)
- Stereological Analysis Reveals Differential Effects of Sclerostin Antibody and Parathyroid Hormone on the Osteoblast Lineage in Young Female Rats, Abstract MO0154, Poster Presentation, Monday, October 12, 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Hall 4B)
Osteoporosis Disease State Oral Presentation
- Predicting Imminent Risk for Fracture in Patients With Osteoporosis Using Commercially Insured Claims Data, Abstract 1066, Oral Presentation, Saturday, October 10, 5:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. PT (Room 6B)
Osteoporosis Disease State Abstracts of Interest
- Change in Physical Function Following Hip Fracture Among Elderly Osteoporotic Women, Abstract MO0307, Poster Presentation, Monday, October 12, 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Hall 4B)
- Predictors of Imminent Fracture Risk in Women Aged ≥65 Years With Osteoporosis, Abstract SA0282, Poster Presentation, Saturday, October 10, 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Hall 4B)
- Imminent Fracture Risk in Elderly Osteoporotic Women: Underlying Relationships Between Risk Factors and Outcome, Abstract MO0292, Poster Presentation, Monday, October 12, 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Hall 4B)
- Utilization of Osteoporosis Medication After a Fragility Fracture Among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries, Abstract MO0350, Poster Presentation, Monday, October 12, 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Hall 4B)
- Hospitalizations for Osteoporosis-Related Fractures: Economic Cost and Clinical Outcomes, Abstract SA0302, Poster Presentation, Saturday, October 10, 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Hall 4B)
- Awareness and Reasons for Lack of Post-Fracture Osteoporosis Therapy: A Survey of Post-Menopausal Women, Abstract SA0292, Poster Presentation, Saturday, October 10, 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Hall 4B)
Romosozumab is an investigational bone-forming agent and is not approved by any regulatory authority for the treatment of osteoporosis. It is designed to work by inhibiting the protein sclerostin, thereby increasing bone formation and decreasing bone breakdown. Romosozumab is being studied for its potential to reduce the risk of fractures in an extensive global Phase 3 program. This program includes two large fracture trials comparing romosozumab to either placebo or active comparator in more than 10,000 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. First results from the Phase 3 study FRAME are expected in H1 2016. Romosozumab is being co-developed by Amgen and UCB.
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