La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (LJPC) Announces First Patient Enrolled In Clinical Trial Of LJPC-501 In Hepatorenal Syndrome
8/25/2014 8:11:00 AM
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (NASDAQ: LJPC), a leader in the development of innovative therapies intended to significantly improve outcomes in patients suffering from life-threatening diseases, today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial of LJPC-501 for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 hepatorenal syndrome (HRS). HRS is a life-threatening form of progressive renal failure in patients with liver cirrhosis or fulminant liver failure.
“We are very grateful to the investigator, the patient and the patient’s family,” said George Tidmarsh, M.D., Ph.D., La Jolla’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that LJPC-501, which helps the kidneys balance body fluids and electrolytes, may improve kidney function in patients with HRS. For many patients with HRS, reduced kidney function is the major debilitating aspect of their illness.”
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