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Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation Of Phase 2 Study For Patients With Long-Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders


2/11/2014 9:37:13 AM

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NOVATO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:RARE), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel products for rare and ultra-rare diseases, today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in an open-label Phase 2 study to assess safety and clinical effects of triheptanoin, also known as UX007, in patients severely affected by long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders (LC-FAOD). LC-FAOD are a group of autosomal recessive genetic disorders characterized by metabolic deficiencies in which the body is unable to break down and convert long chain fatty acids into energy.

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