Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY) And Collaborators Present New Clinical Data For Patisiran, An Rnai Therapeutic Targeting Transthyretin (TTR) In Development For The Treatment Of TTR-Mediated Amyloidosis (ATTR)
4/28/2014 9:30:10 AM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, and collaborators announced today new clinical data for patisiran (ALN-TTR02), an RNAi therapeutic targeting transthyretin (TTR) in development for the treatment of TTR-mediated amyloidosis (ATTR). These data are being presented at the International Symposium on Amyloidosis (ISA) held April 27 – May 1, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. First, the company presented updated Phase 2 results in patients with Familial Amyloidotic Polyneuropathy (FAP) confirming robust TTR knockdown of up to 96% with a mean TTR knockdown of approximately 80%. Further, Alnylam presented preliminary results from the open-label extension (OLE) study with patisiran in patients that were enrolled in the Phase 2 study. Preliminary results from the OLE study showed that multiple doses of patisiran achieved sustained knockdown of serum TTR protein levels at the 80% target level through 168 days. Moreover, OLE results showed a favorable tolerability profile with up to eight doses administered. Finally, the company presented results of a natural history, cross-sectional analysis study of 283 FAP patients aimed at measuring the rate of neuropathy progression and its correlation with disease severity. These results provide support for Alnylam’s Phase 3 APOLLO trial where patisiran is being evaluated for its potential efficacy and safety in the FAP indication.
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