Navigation Links
NephroGenex Announces the Successful Completion of PYR-210
Date:11/7/2011

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NephroGenex, Inc., a privately held drug development company, today announced the completion of PYR-210, a Phase 2b trial that studied the safety and efficacy of its lead drug candidate Pyridorin™ (pyridoxamine dihydrochloride) in type 2 diabetic patients with overt nephropathy. 

PYR-210 evaluated two doses of Pyridorin™ against placebo in 317 patients over a one year treatment period. Patients enrolled in the trial were type 2 diabetic patients with elevated serum creatinine (SCr) levels and significant proteinuria, and were on standard of care which included adequate blood pressure control and a stable regimen of ACEi/ARB therapy. Efficacy was evaluated based on a 12 month change in SCr from baseline.    

As reported in the current online issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Pyridorin™ was well tolerated and has a benign safety profile. Pyridorin™ did not produce a significant treatment effect in the entire patient population treated; however, in patients with less severe disease (i.e. baseline SCr values less than 1.9 mg/dL), Pyridorin™ did produce a treatment effect greater than 50% relative to placebo that is statistically significant. 

Patients treated with Pyridorin™ who were on previously established standard of care at screening, with a baseline SCr of up to 3 mg/dL, which includes patients with both mild and moderate levels of disease, showed a highly significant 57% treatment effect for the 300 mg arm (P = 0.009; n=64) and 45% for the 150 mg arm (P=0.045; n=62) relative to placebo. Pyridorin also slowed the progression of cystatin C and caused a reduction in urinary TGF beta in this patient population.

Approximately 70 to 80% of diabetic overt nephropathy patients have SCr values less than 2 mg/dL and approximately 80 to 90% have SCr values less than 3 mg/dL. Thus, Pyridorin™ therapy has demonstrated efficacy in the large majority of diabetic patients with overt nephropathy.  

In two previous Phase 2a trials, Pyridorin™ therapy demonstrated a significant treatment effect in slowing the progression of diabetic nephropathy as measured by the change in serum creatinine over a six month treatment period. Pyridorin therapy also demonstrated a reduction in urinary TGF beta, an important marker of glomerulosclerosis and tubulointerstitial fibrogenesis.

Diabetic kidney disease afflicts approximately one-third of all diabetics and is the major cause of ESRD, which is a significant component of healthcare expenditures. Mortality rates for ESRD patients can reach 20% annually.  Pyridorin™ has been awarded Fast Track status by the FDA due to the unmet medical need of patients with this life-threatening disease.

About NephroGenex, Inc.

NephroGenex (www.nephrogenex.com) is a drug development company focusing on kidney disease.  The Company is developing Pyridorin™ (pyridoxamine dihydrochloride) as a treatment to slow the progression of diabetic kidney disease. Pyridorin™ is one of only a few drug candidates in advanced clinical trials for diabetic kidney disease, and possesses a distinctly new mechanism of action which targets an important diabetes-induced underlying cause of the disease. 

Contact:
J. Wesley Fox, Ph.D.
President and CEO
NephroGenex, Inc.
(609) 986-1780 phone  
(609) 275-5610 fax
www.nephrogenex.com
Email: fox@nephrogenex.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE NephroGenex, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Dendreon Announces Publication of Phase 1 Study Highlighting Immunologic and Clinical Activity of Lapuleucel-T (Neuvenge(R)) in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients
2. EDAP Announces Launch of Clinical Study Combining HIFU and Chemotherapy for Localized Aggressive High Risk Prostate Cancer
3. Cephalon Announces Positive Results from a Pivotal Study of FENTORA in Opioid-tolerant Patients with Non-cancer Breakthrough Pain
4. ADVENTRX Announces Fast Track Designation Granted By the FDA For CoFactor For the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
5. DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc. Announces Successful Phase Ib Results for DOV 21,947
6. Phosphagenics Announces Positive Phase 1b Transdermal Insulin Clinical Trial Results
7. Xenomics Announces Implementation of its First Diagnostic Test for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Into Clinical Practice
8. Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Announces 2007 Second Quarter Financial Results
9. Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
10. Genta Incorporated Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Corporate Highlights
11. MicroDose Announces Positive Results From the QDose Inhaled Insulin Glucose Clamp Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/11/2017)... FRISCO, Texas , Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... healthcare services, has amplified its effort during National ... patients about hereditary cancer risks. ... Journal of Clinical Oncology calculated that more than ... to have inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, a ... than $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced a ... information. The Newsroom is the online home ... trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... to a wealth of resources at their fingertips, viewers ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017 OBP Medical , ... medical devices, today announced regulatory approval from ... (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to ... surgical retractor with integrated LED light source and ... and exposure of a tissue pocket or cavity ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College ... to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in ... , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly ... on cosmetictown.com. Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October ... treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association ... more. , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, ... contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... content management, presents its enhanced Pepper Flow promotional review platform at the ... Pepper Flow’s increased insight-driven capabilities help marketers streamline the medical, legal, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):