OPKO to Host Symposium to Present Clinical Data on its Long-acting Human Growth Hormone at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) today announced that the company will host a symposium at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and will present the complete 12-month pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, safety and efficacy data of OPKO’s weekly long-acting growth hormone (hGH-CTP) in naïve growth hormone deficient children. The 49th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology is taking place in Tokyo, Japan from October 8-10.

The data to be presented include results for 53 naïve growth hormone deficient children completing twelve months of weekly treatment with hGH-CTP. This phase 2 study was a one year, dose finding study administering hGH-CTP to growth hormone deficient children once a week using Genotropin® as a daily comparator arm. The twelve months data confirm comparable response of hGH-CTP to daily Genotropin® as reflected by the twelve months IGF-1SDS profile, annual HV, HV SDS and safety profile.

OPKO’s symposium will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, 2015 at 1.30pm.


OPKO is a multinational biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets by leveraging its discovery, development and commercialization expertise and novel and proprietary technologies. For more information, visit http://www.opko.com.


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