Our Publications

As a science-driven company, we proudly publish numerous scientific papers every year in high-impact journals. Please feel free to contact our Science-team if you have questions or comments to our publications, or proposals for new scientific collaborations: science@nbcd.com

12 publications found

October 22, 2021
This clinical trial evaluates the efficacy on bone and cartilage turnover, menopausal symptoms, and safety of five dose regimens of Kudzu root extract administered either once, twice or three times daily in women with at least mild menopausal symptoms.

Biomarkers
June 18, 2021
There is a need for antidiabetic agents successfully targeting insulin sensitivity and treating obesity control at the same time. The aim of this first-in-human study was (a) to evaluate safety and tolerability, (b) to evaluate pharmacokinetics and (c) to assess indications of receptor engagement of single ascending doses of KBP-042, a dual amylin and calcitonin receptor agonist (DACRA) that has shown promising preclinical data, with superior activity in terms of typical amylin-induced responses including reduction of food intake, weight loss and gluco-regulatory capacities.

Biomarkers
March 22, 2021
The heterogeneous nature of osteoarthritis (OA) and the need to subtype patients is widely accepted in the field. The biomarker CRPM, a metabolite of C-reactive protein (CRP), is released to the circulation during inflammation. Blood CRPM levels have shown to be associated with disease activity and response to treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We investigated the level of blood CRPM in OA compared to RA using data from two phase III knee OA and two RA studies (N = 1591).

Journals:
Scientific Reports
Osteoarthritis
Biomarkers
Rheumatoid Arthritis
September 03, 2019
Excessive cartilage degradation is a known characteristic of osteoarthritis (OA). Biochemical markers, such as uCTX-II, have been shown to be associated with disease severity, yet the tissue origin of CTX-II has been disputed. This analysis investigates the association between OA knee joints at different radiographic stages and pain categories with levels of uCTX-II and biomarkers of bone resorption and formation.

Osteoarthritis
Biomarkers
March 29, 2018
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is often underdiagnosed in women. It is therefore of interest to identify biomarkers that indicate increased risk of AMI and thereby help clinicians to have additional focus on the difficult AMI diagnosis. Type I Collagen, a component of the cardiac extracellular matrix, is cleaved by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) generating the neo-epitope C1M. We investigated the association between serum-C1M and AMI and evaluated whether C1M is a prognostic marker for outcome following AMI.

Journals:
Scientific Reports
Biomarkers
January 17, 2018
Pain is the principal clinical symptom of osteoarthritis (OA), and development of safe and effective analgesics for OA pain is needed. Drug development of new analgesics for OA pain is impaired by substantial change in pain in patients receiving placebo, and more data describing clinical characteristics and pain categories particularly associated with this phenomenon is needed. The purpose of this post-hoc analysis was to investigate clinical characteristics and pain categories and their association with radiographic progression and placebo pain reduction (PPR) in OA patients as measured the Western Ontario and McMasters Arthritis (WOMAC).

Osteoarthritis
October 26, 2016
The world’s population is ageing. In Europe alone, the elderly population over age 65 will double from 88 to 153 million and the fastest growing segment of the population will be those over 80, tripling in number from 24 to 60 million in 2060. Low birth rates and increasing longevity are the key factors in this shifting trend in ageing demographics. Maintaining a healthy life is important, as an ageing population in good health will limit the pressure on health care systems. However, it is likely that risk factors compromising healthy ageing, such as smoking, obesity, excess alcohol consumption, unemployment, and lack of physical activity, will negatively affect the years people spend in good non-treatment requiring health.

Clinical Data Quality
August 02, 2016
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the biggest unmet medical need among the many musculoskeletal conditions and the most common form of arthritis. It is a major cause of disability and impaired quality of life in the elderly. We review several ambitious but failed attempts to develop joint structure-modifying treatments for OA. Insights gleaned from these attempts suggest that these failures arose from unrealistic hypotheses, sub-optimal selection of patient populations or drug dose, and/or inadequate sensitivity of the trial endpoints.

Osteoarthritis
July 25, 2016
This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase III study was conducted to assess the efficacy and safety of oral calcitonin (SMC021) for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. A total of 4665 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis were randomized 1:1 to receive calcium and vitamin D plus either SMC021 tablets (0.8mg/d) or placebo for 36months. The primary endpoint was the proportion of patients with a new vertebral fracture.

Journals:
Bone
Osteoporosis
January 09, 2015
Purpose of this study was to evaluate the structure-modifying and symptom efficacy, as well as safety and tolerability of oral salmon calcitonin (sCT) formulated with a 5-CNAC carrier (a molecule based on Eligen(®) technology), in osteoarthritis (OA) patients with moderate to severe knee pain and joint structural damage classified as Kellgren and Lawrence (KL)2-3.

Osteoarthritis