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Product Development Highlights
Reata is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on identifying, developing, and commercializing product candidates to address rare and life-threatening diseases with few or no approved therapies by targeting molecular pathways that regulate cellular metabolism and inflammation. Our lead product candidates, bardoxolone methyl and omaveloxolone, are members of a class of small molecules called antioxidant inflammation modulators, or AIMs, and target an important transcription factor, called Nrf2, to restore mitochondrial function, reduce oxidative stress, and resolve inflammation.
Bardoxolone Methyl in Pulmonary Hypertension
In advance of the initiation of CATALYST, Reata analyzed data for all CTD-PAH patients treated with doses of up to 10 mg who had completed the 16-week treatment period (or terminated early), a total of 22 CTD-PAH patients (15 randomized to bardoxolone methyl and seven randomized to placebo) in the Company’s ongoing PAH Phase 2 trial, LARIAT. Of these 22 patients, 19 meet the final criteria for inclusion in the CATALYST trial. Three did not meet the criteria because they had moderate to severe anemia at baseline.
Reata performed an analysis applying the statistical methods for CATALYST to the available end-of-treatment (Week 16) change in 6MWD data from these 19 CTD-PAH patients in LARIAT. Excluding patients with moderate to severe anemia at screening, the patients treated with bardoxolone methyl demonstrated a statistically significant mean increase in 6MWD compared to baseline of 42.7 meters (p<0.001). Placebo-treated patients had a non-significant mean change from baseline in 6MWD of –5.8 meters (p=0.68). The placebo-corrected change in 6MWD at Week 16 was 48.5 meters (p=0.005).
Because bardoxolone methyl was active in patients with CTD-PAH (a fibrotic disease), Reata believes that bardoxolone methyl may be effective in patients with pulmonary hypertension (“PH”) caused by interstitial lung diseases (“ILD”), including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis. Each one of these is a fatal disease with no approved therapy for their PH-ILD. During the last year, the Company initiated four Phase 2 programs in LARIAT to test bardoxolone methyl’s effectiveness in PH from four subtypes of ILD. The Company expects to have data from these trials during the second half of 2017.
Bardoxolone Methyl in Chronic Kidney Disease Caused by Alport Syndrome
During a meeting with the
Reata is in the process of designing the Phase 2/3 pivotal trial. The clinical trial will be an international, multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2/3 trial studying the safety and effectiveness of bardoxolone methyl in slowing, halting, or reversing renal function decline in patients with Alport syndrome. The trial will enroll patients from age 12 to 60 with eGFR values between 30 to 90 mL/min/1.73 m2. The Phase 2 portion of the trial will be open-label, and the primary endpoint will assess estimated glomerular filtration rate (“eGFR”) change at 12 weeks. These patients will be followed for two years and will not be included in the Phase 3 portion of the trial. The Phase 3 portion will be designed to support registration and will randomize patients evenly to either bardoxolone methyl or placebo. The Phase 3 primary efficacy endpoint will be the change from baseline in eGFR in bardoxolone methyl-treated patients relative to placebo after one year. The eGFR change after one year will be measured while the patients are on treatment, and the key secondary endpoints will be the change from baseline in eGFR after withdrawal of drug for four weeks (off treatment) after one and two years. After the initial withdrawal, patients will be restarted on study drug with their original treatment assignments and will continue on study drug for a second year. Based on
Alport syndrome is a rare and serious hereditary disease that affects approximately 12,000 children and adults in
Reata believes bardoxolone methyl has the potential to address the underlying causes of GFR loss in Alport syndrome patients because it activates molecular pathways that promote the resolution of inflammation by restoring mitochondrial function, reducing oxidative stress, and inhibiting ROS-mediated pro-inflammatory signaling. These anti-inflammatory and tissue-protective effects suppress multiple cellular processes that conspire to promote GFR loss. Bardoxolone methyl and closely related structural analogs have been shown to improve renal function, reduce inflammation, and prevent injury, remodeling, and fibrosis in many animal models of renal injury and disease
Omaveloxolone in Rare Neuromuscular Diseases and Immuno-Oncology
During the last year, Reata advanced the clinical development of omaveloxolone, a close analog of bardoxolone methyl that has improved blood-brain barrier penetration. The Company believes that it may benefit patients with various types of neuromuscular diseases because impaired mitochondrial function and chronic inflammation have been shown to be key features of many of these diseases. The Company is initially targeting two rare genetic diseases: one is primarily neural, Friedrich’s ataxia (“FA”), and one is primarily muscular, mitochondrial myopathies (“MM”). These are also severe and often fatal diseases with no approved therapy. Reata is conducting robust, double-blind, placebo-controlled, international Phase 2 studies in each disease. The FA study is known as MOXIe, and the MM study is known as MOTOR. Initial data from MOXIe and MOTOR are expected in the first half of 2017.
The Company is also conducting an open-label Phase 1b/2 trial, known as REVEAL, to evaluate the safety, pharmacodynamics, and efficacy of omaveloxolone in combination with existing immunotherapies for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. The Company is using omaveloxolone in combination with checkpoint inhibitors to restore an immune response against the tumor in the presence of so called myeloid derived suppressor cells (“MDSCs”). MDSCs mask the tumor from the immune system by production of mitochondrial ROS. Through this approach, Reata hopes to significantly increase the proportion of patients that respond to immunotherapy. Data from REVEAL are expected during the second half of 2017.
In addition to the Company’s current clinical programs, Reata is advancing two new classes of drugs that address important molecular pathways involved in mitochondrial function and inflammation. The Company is pursuing preclinical development of neuroprotective Hsp90 inhibitors, including RTA 901, for the potential treatment of ALS, diabetic neuropathy, spinocerebellar ataxia, and spinal bulbar muscular atrophy, and RORγT inhibitors for the potential treatment of a variety of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.
About Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
This press release includes certain disclosures which contain “forward-looking statements,” including, without limitation, statements regarding the success, cost and timing of our product development activities and clinical trials, our plans to research, develop and commercialize our product candidates, our ability to obtain and retain regulatory approval of our product candidates, estimates of our expenses and our needs for additional financing, and our ability to obtain additional financing for our product development activities and existing and future clinical trials and pre-clinical programs. You can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “believes,” “will,” “may,” “aims,” “plans” and “expects.” Forward-looking statements are based on Reata’s current expectations and assumptions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements, which are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are set forth in Reata’s filings with the
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