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Diamyd Medical meets study goal with diabetes vaccine

A vaccine candidate for diabetes, Diamyd, has met its primary endpoint in a phase II study, with 14 participants remaining insulin-independent 12 months after first injection.

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A clinical phase II trial of diabetes vaccine candidate Diamyd has shown positive topline results, the vaccine’s developer Diamyd Medical reports in a press release.

The candidate specifically targets patients with the autoimmune form of diabetes known as LADA, or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults. According to the company, around 10% of adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have the autoimmune version, which has also been labelled as type 1.5 diabetes by some.

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