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Novo Nordisk says Sanofi insulin lags degludec in study

COPENHAGEN, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk , the world's biggest insulin producer, said its insulin degludec had shown 43 percent lower rates of night-time low blood sugar levels than glargine from rival drugmaker Sanofi .

Novo Nordisk said in a statement the data was presented on Tuesday at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

The data had been collected in a two-year phase IIIa study, Novo Nordisk said.

(Reporting by Mette Fraende)

((Copenhagen newsroom, tel: +45 3396 9649, e-mail: copenhagen.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com))

Keywords: NOVONORDISK/

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