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Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of PB-201 in Treatment-naive Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus


About the study

This is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel, Vildagliptin and Placebo-Controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral administration of 100 mg of PB-201 in the morning and evening in treatmentnaive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Who can take part

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you meet the following criteria:


Inclusion Criteria:

Patients must meet all of the following inclusion criteria to be eligible for this study:

  • Males or females aged ≥18 years and ≤ 75 years at screening;
  • Diagnosed T2DM patients who meet the diagnostic criteria for type 2 diabetes mellitus issued by WHO in 1999 (see Appendix 2 for diagnostic criteria of type 2 diabetes mellitus);
  • Receive diet and exercise interventions for at least eight weeks before screening and do not receive any anti-diabetes medications within eight weeks before screening;
  • The Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) must meet the following criteria:

    1. HbA1c ≥ 7.5% and ≤ 11.0% at screening (local laboratory);
    2. HbA1c ≥ 7.0% and ≤ 10.5% (central laboratory) prior to randomization (V3);
    3. Body mass index (BMI) ≥ 18.5 kg/m2 and ≤ 40.0 kg/m2 at screening or prior to randomization (V3);
    4. Able to understand and willing to sign the written informed consent form (ICF) and follow the protocol.


    Exclusion Criteria:

    1. Patients cannot be randomized if they meet any of the following criteria:
    2. Patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus, diabetes due to pancreatic injury, or special type of diabetes due to other diseases (e.g., acromegaly or Cushing's syndrome);
    3. Patients who receive other glucokinase activators prior to screening or randomization;
    4. Patients who have acute diabetic complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis, lactic acidosis or hyperglycemia and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar status within six months before screening or prior to randomization;
    5. Patients who have severe chronic diabetic complications (such as proliferative diabetic retinopathy, severe diabetic neuropathy, diabetic foot, etc.) within six months before screening.
    6. Patients who have two or more episodes of severe hypoglycemia within six months before screening, or who have had severe hypoglycemia prior to randomization since screening ;
    7. Patients who have hemorrhagic stroke or acute ischemic stroke within six months before screening or prior to randomization;
    8. Patients who have a history of acute or chronic pancreatitis at screening or prior to randomization;
    9. Patients who suffer from any serious gastrointestinal diseases (such as gastroparesis, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal obstruction) that affect drug absorption within six months before screening or prior to randomization, or have underwent gastrointestinal operations that affect drug absorption (such as gastrectomy, gastroenterostomy or enterectomy, etc.);
    10. Patients who have severe trauma or serious infection that may affect glycaemic control within one month before screening or prior to randomization, such as bone fracture, pneumonia, etc.;
    11. Patients with any type of treated or untreated malignancy (whether cured or not) within five years before screening or prior to randomization. However, patients with cured basal cell carcinoma of the skin do not need to be excluded;
    12. Patients with thyroid dysfunction not controlled by stable drug dosage at screening or abnormalities of thyroid function test with clinically significant at screening and requiring medical treatment;

    Patients who have any of the following laboratory abnormalities at screening:

    1. Human immunodeficiency virus antibody or Treponema pallidum specific antibody positive;
    2. Hepatitis C antibody positive;
    3. Hepatitis B surface antigen is positive, and the result of hepatitis B virus DNA quantitative test is higher than the lower limit of the test reference range (Note: If the local laboratory cannot carry out quantitative detection of hepatitis B virus, the sample will be sent to the central laboratory.);
    4. Patients who have any disease at screening or prior to randomization that may cause hemolysis or red blood cell instability affecting HbA1c testing, such as hemolytic anemia;
    5. Subject who has participated in any drug or medical device clinical study within three months before screening or prior to randomization (except those who fail in screening or do not receive any trial drug);
    6. Patients who have a prior history of clearly diagnosed psychiatric disorders, unwilling or unable to fully understand and cooperate, or assessed by the investigator as unsuitable for participation in this clinical study;
    7. Patients who have a prior history of drinking [(>2 units of alcohol per day and >14 units of alcohol per week (one unit of alcohol corresponds to 150mL of grape wine or 350mL of beer or 50 mL of spirits)] or history of drug abuse;
    8. Patients who are known to be allergic or intolerant to the test drug or Vildagliptin or their excipients, or who have contraindications;
    9. Patients who have refractory urinary or genital infections within six months before screening, or are known to be allergic to Empagliflozin or its excipients;
    10. Female in pregnancy or lactation period;
    11. Partners of male subjects or female subjects who plan to become pregnant or who are unable or unwilling to use contraceptive methods required by the protocol from the signing of the informed consent form to 30 days after the last dose of the drug;
    12. The investigator judges that the subject is unable to comply with the protocol requirements, such as unable to adhere to diet and exercise treatment during the study, unable to take drugs and meals on time according to the protocol requirements, and unable to conduct self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in time and record;
    13. Other circumstances that, in the opinion of the investigator, are not appropriate for participation in this clinical study.
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    Study’s details


    Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)

    Age (in years)

    18 - 75


    Phase 3

    Participants needed


    Est. Completion Date

    Apr 30, 2025

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