|Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Receives Orphan Drug Designation for Omaveloxolone for the Treatment of Malignant Melanoma|
Reata is currently executing a Phase 1b/2 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of omaveloxolone in combination with nivolumab or ipilimumab in patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma who have failed anti-PD-(L)1 therapies. The purpose of the Phase 1b portion of the trial is to identify a recommended Phase 2 dose by collecting blood, tumor biopsy, and radiographic data to determine if omaveloxolone can unmask tumors, restore immune response, and demonstrate anti-cancer activity.
Orphan status is granted to treatments for diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people in
Reata is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops novel therapeutics for patients with serious or life-threatening diseases by targeting molecular pathways involved in the regulation of cellular metabolism and inflammation. Reata’s two most advanced clinical candidates, bardoxolone methyl and omaveloxolone, target the important transcription factor Nrf2 that promotes the resolution of inflammation by restoring mitochondrial function, reducing oxidative stress, and inhibiting pro-inflammatory signaling.
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