R-Pharm to study RPH-104 in acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Moscow, January 21st, 2021. R-Pharm announces first patients enrolled in international double blind placebo-controlled clinical trial of RPH-104 in acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). The study will enroll 102 patients in Russia and the USA receiving single subcutaneous injection. Thereafter patients will stay under cardiologist supervision for one year in order to evaluate the effect on parameters of systemic inflammation and disease outcomes.

Mikhail Samsonov, Chief Medical Officer, R-Pharm: “Acute myocardial infarction is the most prevalent form of coronary heart disease characterized by high mortality. Interleukin-1 (IL-1) plays important role in inflammatory response after myocardial infarction and is involved in cardiac remodeling. Inflammatory response contributes to further cardiac damage and is a predictor of increased risk of death or heart failure. We believe that inhibition of IL-1 by RPH-104 could lead to better outcomes in patients with STEMI.”

RPH-104 is an original biological drug developed at the R-Pharm laboratory in the USA, which is a new heterodimeric protein inhibiting IL-1. The drug is developed for the treatment of a number of socially significant and orphan diseases characterized by systemic inflammation, including acute myocardial infarction, Schnitzler syndrome, COVID-19, recurrent pericarditis, familial Mediterranean fever, and gout. The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has designated RPH-104 as orphan for the treatment of Schnitzler syndrome. There are currently no drugs approved by the FDA for the treatment of Schnitzler syndrome.

ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a clinical syndrome of acute myocardial ischemia and necrosis associated with high risk of in-hospital and long-term morbidity and mortality. According to the European Register, mortality among patients with STEMI can exceed 12% over 6 months, during the first year is about 10% and over 5 years can reach 20%.

About R-Pharm Group

Headquartered in Moscow, Russia, R-Pharm Group is an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, focused on research and development, manufacturing and commercialization of pharmaceuticals, laboratory equipment and medical devices. R-Pharm was founded in 2001 and occupies leading positions in the Russian healthcare market ever since.

Operating in more than 30 countries and having a big number of production facilities in Russia and CIS, a plant in Germany and a research lab in the USA, R-Pharm succeeds in manufacturing and distributing of medicines to treat cancer, viral infections, autoimmune and other severe diseases to meet patients` needs.

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