Pharmaxis Releases Positive Results of Phase 1 Clinical Trial for Second LOXL2 Inhibitor Compound

15th Nov 18

Release Date: 15/11/2018 8:30am

Pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS) today announced positive results from the Phase 1 clinical trial for the second of its Lysyl Oxidase Like 2 (LOXL2) inhibitor compounds being developed to treat fibrotic diseases such as Non‐Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). 

Repeating the positive results seen in the Phase 1 trial of the first inhibitor compound announced on 11 October 2018, the excellent drug like properties demonstrated in earlier pre-clinical testing were confirmed. There were no adverse safety findings in either the first or second stages of the study and the pharmacokinetic profile showed the expected dose related increases in exposure.

Significant target engagement of the LOXL2 enzyme by both compounds has now been demonstrated in blood serum for a full 24 hours from a single dose over a 14-day period, with the second compound achieving more than 85% inhibition over 24 hours from a 100mg daily dose, achieving the target for this program.

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