Recent Research: Adocia & Lilly Announce Positive Results For Study on Ultra-Rapid Insulin

Lyon and Indianapolis, May 31, 2016 – Adocia (Euronext Paris: ADOC) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today positive topline results from a Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating BioChaperone Lispro, an ultra-rapid formulation of insulin lispro licensed to Lilly. This formulation uses Adocia’s proprietary technology, BioChaperone®, which is designed to enable the acceleration of insulin absorption.

The study, under the Adocia-Lilly partnership, aimed to compare the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles of BioChaperone Lispro to that of Humalog® (insulin lispro rDNA origin) in 15 healthy Japanese subjects placed under euglycemic clamp.

“We are very satisfied with the results of this study in Japanese subjects, which support the faster absorption and more rapid insulin action of BioChaperone Lispro compared to Humalog as well as the linearity of the dose response – all of which we had observed in Caucasian people with type 1 diabetes” says Simon Bruce, Adocia’s Chief Medical Officer. “These results support the inclusion of Japanese subjects with diabetes in the phase 3 program, in line with our global registration plan for the product.”

In this double-blind, randomized, three-period crossover study, 15 healthy Japanese subjects placed under euglycemic clamp received three single dose administrations separated by 1 to 14 days. Each participant was randomly allocated to receive either three single doses of BioChaperone Lispro U100 (0.1, 0.2 and 0.4 U/kg) or one single dose of Humalog U100 (0.2 U/kg) and two single doses of BioChaperone Lispro U100 (0.1 and 0.2 or 0.2 and 0.4 U/kg) on three separate dosing visits. While the study was not powered for statistical analysis, results show an acceleration of BioChaperone Lispro pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles relative to Humalog, as well as the linearity of exposure as a function of the dose administered in the pharmacokinetic profile.

Both BioChaperone Lispro and Humalog were similarly well tolerated. No new or unexpected safety findings were observed.

The registry on for this trial (NCT02660502) has been updated.

This press release contains forward-looking statements about the research collaboration between Adocia and Lilly related to BioChaperone Lispro and reflects Adocia’s and Lilly’s current beliefs. However, there are substantial risks and uncertainties in the process of drug research, development, and commercialization. There is no guarantee that the research collaboration will yield successful results or that either company will achieve the anticipated benefits, or that BioChaperone Lispro will achieve additional positive study results, or will achieve regulatory approval. For further discussion of these risks and uncertainties and more generally of the risks related to the businesses of Lilly and Adocia, see Lilly’s filings in the United States with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Adocia’s filings in France with the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des marchés financiers – AMF). Neither Lilly nor Adocia undertake any duty to update such forward-looking statements.

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