Allena Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Reloxaliase Topline Results from URIROX-1 Trial and from Study 206
Phase 3 URIROX-1 Trial Achieves Primary Endpoint with Statistically Significant Reduction in Urinary Oxalate in Patients with Enteric Hyperoxaluria
Phase 2 Study 206 Trial Demonstrates Substantial Plasma Oxalate Reduction in Patients with Enteric Hyperoxaluria and Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
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“We are excited to present positive results from two separate trials of reloxaliase at ASN. The demonstration of reloxaliase’s ability to consistently and significantly reduce UOx for patients in URIROX-1, and also reduce plasma oxalate (POx) in patients with EH and advanced CKD in Study 206, is an important step in the development of reloxaliase as a potential first-in-class therapy for people living with EH,” said
Dr. Brenner continued, “We look forward to analyzing the full datasets from URIROX-1 and Study 206. We plan to apply these insights to our ongoing clinical development of reloxaliase, including potentially the adaptive design elements of URIROX-2, as we pursue an accelerated approval regulatory strategy. In addition, based on the robust reduction of POx demonstrated in Study 206, we also plan to explore a registrational path for reloxaliase as a potential treatment for patients with EH and advanced CKD, a life threatening condition.”
URIROX-1 is a multicenter, global, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of reloxaliase in 115 patients for a four-week treatment period. Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive either reloxaliase or placebo and took ~240 mg (equivalent to 7,500 units) of reloxaliase or placebo with each meal or snack three to five times per day.
The study achieved its primary endpoint, with a mean reduction of 22.6% in average 24-hour UOx excretion measured during Weeks 1-4 among patients treated with reloxaliase, compared to 9.7% in the placebo group (least square (LS) mean treatment difference of -14.3%, p=0.004). Additionally, in a pre-specified secondary endpoint, the stratified analysis of the primary endpoint in bariatric surgery patients (68% of the total study population), patients treated with reloxaliase achieved a mean reduction of 21.2% in average 24-hour UOx excretion, compared to 6.0% for patients treated with placebo (LS mean difference of -16.2%, p=0.01).
The lead secondary endpoint evaluated the proportion of patients on reloxaliase with a ≥20% reduction from baseline in 24-hour UOx excretion during Weeks 1-4. Across the full study population, the proportion of patients treated with reloxaliase who achieved a ≥20% reduction from baseline in 24-hour UOx excretion was 48.3%, compared to 31.6% for patients on placebo (p=0.06). In another pre-specified secondary endpoint, the stratified analysis of the key secondary endpoint in bariatric surgery patients, the proportion of patients on reloxaliase with a ≥20% reduction from baseline in 24-hour UOx excretion during Weeks 1-4 was 50.0%, compared to 28.9% for patients on placebo (p=0.036).
Consistent with prior clinical experience, reloxaliase was well tolerated in the URIROX-1 trial. 114 of 115 patients completed the study, and there were no adverse events leading to treatment discontinuation in the reloxaliase group.
“Patients living with EH can experience painful kidney stone episodes and develop deposits of calcium oxalate crystals over time, both of which damage the kidney and can ultimately progress to CKD. The URIROX-1 results demonstrate that reloxaliase degrades oxalate via its gastrointestinal mechanism and has the potential to provide a significant reduction of the oxalate burden on the kidney, a key outcome for patients with EH,” said
Study 206 Results:
Study 206 is a multi-center, open-label, single-arm Phase 2 clinical trial designed to enroll between 15 and 20 patients in the United States and Europe aged 12 and older. Patients orally administer ~240 mg (equivalent to 7,500 units) of reloxaliase with each meal or snack five times a day, for 12 consecutive weeks.
Study 206 has enrolled patients with EH and advanced CKD, which can lead to systemic oxalosis, a potentially life-threatening condition. This includes end stage renal disease patients who are on dialysis and patients who have undergone kidney transplantation.
- Two patients with CKD Stage 3 demonstrated a substantial reduction in 24-hour UOx excretion over Weeks 4 to 12 (reductions of 29% and 42%). These patients also showed a substantial reduction in POx (reductions of 42% and 16%, respectively).
- Six patients with CKD Stage 5, including five patients on dialysis, demonstrated substantial reductions in POx levels over Weeks 4 to 12 (reductions ranged from 19% to 68%).
- Consistent with prior clinical experience, reloxaliase was generally well tolerated in this population with treatment out to 12 weeks.
“I am incredibly encouraged by these data from Study 206, which build on the interim data reported earlier this year and suggest that reloxaliase improves the outlook for patients with EH and advanced CKD, who are often stuck in a vicious and fatal cycle of kidney damage, dialysis and transplantation,” said
Data from URIROX-1 and Study 206 will be presented in poster presentations at the ASN Annual Meeting this week in
Details are as follows:
- A phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of reloxaliase in enteric hyperoxaluria (URIROX-1): Clinical characteristics and burden of illness (
Abstract SA-PO278) The session containing this poster is scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 10:00am-12:00pm ET.
- Pilot study of reloxaliase in subjects with severe enteric hyperoxaluria and hyperoxalemia: A pro tem analysis of study ALLN-177-206 (Abstract FR-PO316) The session containing this poster is scheduled for
Friday, November 8, 2019, from 10:00am-12:00pm ET.
Conference Call Information:
Allena Pharmaceuticals will host a live conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET today to discuss these clinical data. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (866) 521-3704 (domestic) and (210) 874-7779 (international) and referring to conference ID 3040287. A webcast of the conference call will be available in the Investors section of the Allena website at ir.allenapharma.com. The archived webcast will be available on Allena’s website approximately two hours after the conference call and will be available for 90 days following the call.
About the URIROX Program
Allena’s URIROX program consists of two pivotal Phase 3 trials, URIROX-1 and URIROX-2, which are designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of reloxaliase in patients with enteric hyperoxaluria.
URIROX-2 is a multicenter, global, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of reloxaliase in patients with enteric hyperoxaluria, over a minimum treatment period of two years. The trial is designed to enroll 400 patients with 24-hour UOx excretion greater than or equal to 50 mg and a history of kidney stones, and will include patients with normal kidney function as well as chronic kidney disease.
The primary efficacy endpoint of URIROX-2 is the percent change from baseline in 24-hour UOx excretion during Weeks 1-4, comparing reduction in the average UOx excretion across Weeks 1-4 with reloxaliase to placebo, the same primary endpoint as URIROX-1. Secondary endpoints in URIROX-2 include the proportion of subjects with a ≥ 20% reduction from baseline in 24-hour UOx excretion during Weeks 1-4 and percent change from baseline in 24-hour UOx excretion during Weeks 16 to 24. The primary long-term efficacy endpoint to confirm clinical benefit is the proportion of subjects with kidney stone disease progression, defined as a composite of either symptomatic kidney stones or finding of new or enlarged kidney stones using imaging, over a minimum treatment period of two years. Secondary long-term efficacy endpoints to confirm clinical benefit include change in eGFR from baseline and emergency room visits, hospitalizations or procedures for the management of kidney stones.
About Study 206
Study 206 is a multi-center, open-label, single-arm Phase 2 clinical trial designed to enroll between 15 and 20 patients in the United States and Europe aged 12 and older. Patients orally administer ~240 mg (equivalent to 7,500 units) of reloxaliase with each meal or snack five times a day, for 12 consecutive weeks. The primary endpoints of the trial are change from baseline in 24-hour UOx excretion and POx levels. UOx is collected only for patients who are not on dialysis.
Hyperoxaluria is a metabolic disorder characterized by significantly elevated oxalate levels in the urine, due to either overproduction of oxalate by the liver from a genetic defect, called primary hyperoxaluria, or from the excess absorption of oxalate from the diet, called secondary hyperoxaluria. Secondary hyperoxaluria is further characterized either as enteric, resulting from a chronic and unremediable underlying gastrointestinal disorder associated with malabsorption, such as bariatric surgery complications or Crohn’s disease, which predisposes patients to excess oxalate absorption, or idiopathic, meaning the underlying cause is unknown. Kidney stones, typically the first sign of hyperoxaluria, are often painful and may require interventional procedures. Severe hyperoxaluria in settings of enteric and primary hyperoxaluria may also lead to kidney damage (nephrocalcinosis), chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, which may lead to death.
EH is the more severe subset of secondary hyperoxaluria. Allena estimates that there are approximately 250,000 EH patients with kidney stones and/or CKD in
Reloxaliase is an orally-administered, recombinant oxalate-degrading enzyme that is being developed for the treatment of hyperoxaluria. Reloxaliase targets oxalate in the GI tract in an effort to reduce the burden of both dietary and endogenously produced oxalate. Reloxaliase has the potential to decrease the oxalate available systemically for deposition as calcium oxalate crystals or stones in the kidneys, as well as reduce long-term kidney complications. In addition, reloxaliase has been granted separate orphan drug designations by the FDA for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria and for the treatment of pediatric hyperoxaluria. The European Commission has granted orphan drug designation for reloxaliase for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria.
This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, statements regarding the topline data from the URIROX-1 clinical trial and Study 206, Allena’s ongoing review of these data and implications for the future clinical, regulatory and commercial potential of reloxaliase, statements regarding the ability of reloxaliase to provide clinical benefit to patients, statements regarding future plans for the URIROX-2 clinical trial, including the adaptive design elements of this trial, statements regarding the future development of reloxaliase for patients with EH and advanced CKD, statements regarding the URIROX clinical program generally and alignment with the
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