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New phase III data demonstrate clinically meaningful improvements in blood glucose control with linagliptin mono- and combination therapy
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About Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes
There are approximately 285 million people with diabetes in the adult population worldwide.9 The International Diabetes Federation estimates that the number of people with diabetes will increase to 438 million people worldwide by 2030. Nearly four million people within the 20-79 age group are predicted to die from diabetes and its complications in 2010.9 Approximately 50% of people with diabetes die of cardiovascular disease,9 and more than 8% die of renal causes.10
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Boehringer Ingelheim Diabetes Pipeline
Metabolism is one of Boehringer Ingelheim’s core R&D areas and diabetes one of the indications at the centre of interest within the company’s global research network. Boehringer Ingelheim is committed to researching and developing new diabetes compounds with novel modes of action to improve patients’ health and increase overall quality of life. These include:
About Boehringer Ingelheim
The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 142 affiliates in 50 countries and more than 41,500 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.
In 2009, Boehringer Ingelheim posted net sales of 12.7 billion euro while spending 21% of net sales in its largest business segment Prescription Medicines on research and development.