Adverum Biotechnologies Begins Patient Enrollment in the ADVANCE Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial for A1AT Deficiency
-- Patients to Receive Single-administration of Gene Therapy Candidate ADVM-043 --
-- Company Expects to Report Preliminary Data in the Second Half of 2018 --
“Our team has been laser-focused on initiating the ADVANCE clinical trial, which is an important milestone that transforms Adverum into a clinical-stage company,” said
“Current approved therapy for A1AT deficiency patients with lung disease is weekly IV plasma-derived protein replacement,” said
“We are excited to see the ADVANCE clinical trial open for patient enrollment to be able to evaluate ADVM-043 as a novel, single-administration approach for treating A1AT deficiency,” added
About the ADVANCE Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of ADVM-043 for A1AT deficiency
The ADVANCE Phase 1/2 clinical trial is a multi-center, open-label, dose-escalation study of ADVM-043 in patients with A1AT deficiency. The study will include up to 20 patients across up to four dosing cohorts of up to 5 patients each. The first cohort will receive an intravenous (IV) low dose of ADVM-043 of 8E13 total vg (equivalent to approximately 1E12 vg/kg based on an 80-kg patient). The next two cohorts will receive an intermediate IV dose or high IV dose, with the fourth cohort potentially evaluating intrapleural (IP) delivery of ADVM-043.
The study will be conducted at 5 leading centers in
Additional information about this clinical trial can be found at ClinicalTrials.gov under trial identifier number NCT02168686.
ADVM-043 (AAVrh.10-A1AT) is a gene therapy candidate that has the potential to induce stable, long-term A1AT protein following a single administration. In a preclinical proof-of-concept study, ADVM-043 demonstrated robust protein expression above therapeutic levels in mice following either IV or IP administration. In another study in non-human primates, evidence of stable long-term expression of hA1AT mRNA was observed out to one year following IP administration of ADVM-043.
About Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT) Deficiency
A1AT deficiency is a fairly common orphan disease impacting approximately 100,000 individuals in
Adverum is a leading gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in serious rare and ocular diseases. Adverum has a robust pipeline that includes product candidates designed to treat rare diseases alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency and hereditary angioedema (HAE) as well as wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD). Leveraging a next-generation adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based directed evolution platform, Adverum generates product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. Adverum has collaboration agreements with
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