GP is a disorder of the stomach in which contents from the stomach do not move efficiently into the small intestine. The digestive system, including the stomach, uses muscular contractions to move its contents along the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroparesis results when there is some damage or malfunction to this process in the stomach, resulting in symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, severe abdominal pain, bacterial infections and weight loss. Diabetics are particularly susceptible to this condition. It is estimated that approximately 5 million patients suffer from GP in the United States. No existing therapies adequately meet these patients’ need.