KAI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Initiation of Phase 1b Study of KAI-4169 for the Treatment of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)  
9/27/2010 10:06:05 AM

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KAI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held drug discovery and development company, today announced enrollment of the first patients in a Phase 1b study of KAI-4169, a novel pharmaceutical agent being tested for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), which is a frequent and serious complication of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The Phase 1b study is a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study to assess the safety and tolerability of single ascending doses of KAI-4169 in ESRD patients with SHPT undergoing hemodialysis. The study also will assess the pharmacokinetics of KAI-4169 and its effect on parathyroid hormone (PTH) and serum calcium levels.