Corpus ID: 44976963

Eligen insulin--a system for the oral delivery of insulin for diabetes.

  title={Eligen insulin--a system for the oral delivery of insulin for diabetes.},
  author={A. Hoffman and Bashir Qadri},
  journal={IDrugs : the investigational drugs journal},
  volume={11 6},
  • A. Hoffman, Bashir Qadri
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • IDrugs : the investigational drugs journal
  • The oral administration of insulin is difficult to achieve because the large peptide hormone is poorly absorbed and is subjected to enzymatic and acidic degradation in the stomach. Emisphere Technologies Inc is developing formulations of insulin co-administered with a drug delivery agent. With the proprietary Eligen technology employed, the carrier agent appears to form a conformational complex with insulin that can protect against degradation and facilitate the absorption of the hormone… CONTINUE READING
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