Utrecht (The Netherlands), Palma (Spain) and San Diego (US) – Sanifit, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on treatments for progressive vascular calcification disorders, today announced that the international Phase 2b CaLIPSO study of SNF472 in patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) on hemodialysis has met its primary endpoint. The study demonstrated a reduction in coronary artery calcium (CAC) volume in patients treated with SNF472 as compared to patients receiving placebo over a 52-week period.
The CaLIPSO Study is a 52-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial evaluating the effects of 300mg and 600mg of SNF472 on the progression of cardiovascular calcification (CVC) assessed by the CAC score and other assessments by computed tomography (CT). The study was conducted at 65 investigational sites in the US, Spain and the UK.
Sanifit is a biopharmaceutical company focused on calcification disorders. The company launched in 2007 as a spin-off from the University of the Balearic Islands and expanded its activities in the USA in 2016 with the incorporation of a subsidiary with offices in San Diego. The company’s lead asset, SNF472, has successfully completed a Phase 2 proof of concept study in calciphylaxis, with a Phase 3 pivotal study in preparation. Sanifit has raised around $130M, including a series D funding of $61.8M (€55.2M) in mid-2019. For more information please visit www.sanifit.com.
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