Study Demonstrates Increase In Absorption Of Oral B12

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Emisphere Technologies announced that additional preclinical in vivo studies using dogs further demonstrate that its proprietary eligen technology enhances the absorption of oral B12. These data confirm in a second species Emisphere's earlier-reported proof of concept studies conducted in rats.

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"These additional animal studies are an important milestone in our plans to commercialize our eligen technology," said Michael V. Novinski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Emisphere. "Developing a B12 formulation with greater bioavailability will alleviate a significant unmet medical need."

There are currently some five million people in the United States receiving 40 million B12 injections annually to treat a variety of debilitating medical conditions; at least an additional five million people are consuming over 600 million tablets of B12 of various strengths annually.

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