NOXXON Pharma AG Initiates Phase IIa of Anti-Hepcidin Spiegelmer® NOX-H94
12/4/2012 10:45:45 AM
BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NOXXON Pharma today announced the treatment of the first patients in a Phase IIa clinical trial of its anti-hepcidin Spiegelmer® NOX-H94 to treat anemia associated with chronic disease. This Phase IIa study was initiated following the successful completion of the clinical Phase I program, data from which will be presented at the upcoming ASH (American Society of Hematology) meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, 8-11 Dec 2012. The Phase I program consisted of a comprehensive single and multiple ascending dose study in healthy volunteers and a subsequent human pharmacodynamic study to assess the ability of NOX-H94 to prevent endotoxin-induced hypoferremia in healthy subjects. This endotoxemia study delivered the first clinical evidence that NOX-H94 is capable of neutralizing high levels of hepcidin in humans and maintaining higher serum iron concentrations relative to subjects receiving placebo.