Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ/TASE: ORMP) (oramed.com), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, today announced the addition of Jay Skyler, MD to its Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Skyler is Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics & Psychology in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. He previously held the position of Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. In addition, Dr. Skyler is Deputy Director of Clinical Research and Academic Programs at the Diabetes Research Institute, and an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Skyler’s research focuses on the clinical aspects of diabetes, specifically the conduct of randomized controlled clinical trials. From 1993 until 2015, he was Chairman of the NIH (NIDDK)-sponsored Diabetes Prevention Trial – Type 1 (DPT-1) and its successor Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, a nationwide (and global) network conducting clinical trials to prevent type 1 diabetes.
“Dr. Skyler’s extensive experience and deep understanding of the multitude of aspects underpinning the successful clinical management of diabetes will be a valuable addition to our Scientific Advisory Board as we embark on the final stages of clinical development of our oral insulin, ORMD-0801. We look forward to his contributions as we move to make oral insulin a reality,” said Nadav Kidron, CEO of Oramed.