An introduction to Zealand
Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: ZEAL) (“Zealand”) is a biotech company with leading-edge scientific expertise in turning peptides into medicines. Zealand has a growing proprietary pipeline of novel specialty drug candidates and a mature portfolio of products and projects under license collaborations with Sanofi, Helsinn Healthcare and Boehringer Ingelheim.
Zealand’s first invented medicine, lixisenatide, a once-daily prandial GLP-1 analogue for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, is marketed globally (ex-US) as Lyxumia® by Sanofi and under regulatory review in the US. The license agreement with Sanofi covers also LixiLan, which is a single-product combination of lixisenatide and insulin glargine (Lantus®). LixiLan has been submitted for regulatory review in the US and regulatory submission is expected in the EU in Q1 2016.
The proprietary pipeline includes; danegaptide for ischemic reperfusion Injuries in Phase II development; ZP1848 for Short Bowel Syndrome in Phase II development; and the stable glucagon analogue, ZP4207, in Phase II preparation both as a single-dose rescue pen for severe hypoglycemia and for multiple-dose use to treat and control mild to moderate hypoglycemia; ZP2929 for diabetes/obesity in Phase I; as well as several preclinical peptide therapeutics.
The company is based in Copenhagen (Glostrup), Denmark.
No. of full time employees (end 2014): 103
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