Somatrogon Phase 3 Pediatric Trial Results will be presented on June 8 at ENDO Online 2020

MIAMI, April 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:  OPK) today provided an update on two abstracts regarding the global Phase 3 somatrogon pediatric trial evaluating somatrogon dosed once weekly in pre-pubertal children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD).  The data from the two abstracts, which were previously accepted for oral presentation at the Endocrine Society’s (ENDO) 2020 meeting, will now be combined into a single presentation at ENDO Online 2020, a virtual event being held June 8 through 22 that will feature on-demand and live programming. The virtual event will incorporate select content from the ENDO 2020 meeting previously scheduled for March 29 through 30 in San Francisco, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The results of the pivotal Phase 3 study will be delivered on June 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time by Dr. Cheri Deal, the Principal Investigator of the Pediatric study.  The presentation will be available to those registered for ENDO Online 2020.

The two abstracts entitled “Somatrogon Growth Hormone in the Treatment of Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency:  Results of the Pivotal Phase 3” and “Interpretation of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Levels Following Administration of Somatrogon (a long-acting Growth Hormone-hGH-CTP)” will be published online in the April-May supplemental issue of the Journal of Endocrinology Society.

On October 21, 2019, OPKO Health and Pfizer Inc. announced that the global Phase 3 trial met its primary endpoint of non-inferiority to daily GENOTROPIN® (somatropin) for injection, as measured by annual height velocity at 12 months.

In 2014, Pfizer and OPKO entered into a worldwide agreement for the development and commercialization of somatrogon for the treatment of GHD. Under the agreement, OPKO is responsible for conducting the clinical program and Pfizer is responsible for registering and commercializing the product.

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