Mirum Pharmaceuticals to Present Maralixibat Data and Host Symposium at the 6th World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN) Annual Meeting 2021
- Integrated safety analysis on gastrointestinal tolerability of maralixibat in patients with Alagille syndrome presented in poster session.
- Five-year analysis demonstrating improvements in transplant-free survival for patients with PFIC2 featured in oral presentation; abstract nominated for the Alex Mowat Prize for best oral presentation in hepatology.
- Mirum to host satellite symposium on
Data featured during the congress include:
Abstract number: H-O-012: Serum bile acid control in long-term maralixibat treated patients is associated with native liver survival in children with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis due to bile salt export pump deficiency.
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This abstract has been nominated for the prestigious Annual Alex Mowat Prize for best oral presentation in hepatology. Results to be announced during the congress closing ceremony on
Abstract number: H-ePwP-030: Gastrointestinal tolerability of maralixibat in patients with Alagille syndrome: An integrated analysis of short- and long-term treatment.
Session: ePoster Session Hepatology
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Pediatric Cholestasis: Itching for an alternative to liver transplantation.
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Featured Speakers: Dr.
Mirum will be sponsoring a virtual symposium featuring leading experts who will discuss the current treatment landscape for pediatric cholestasis, including the high unmet medical need and the potential for pharmacologic treatments as an alternative to surgical options. This symposium will highlight diagnostic challenges related to Alagille syndrome and progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis as well as the burden of disease on children and their caregivers. Data supporting the potential rationale for apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter inhibition as an alternative to surgical treatment options will also be explored.
WCPGHAN registered attendees can view the live symposium via the WCPGHAN website within the calendar of events in the Scientific Programme At-A-Glance section.
Maralixibat is a novel, minimally absorbed, orally administered investigational drug being evaluated in several rare cholestatic liver diseases. Maralixibat inhibits the apical sodium dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT), resulting in more bile acids being excreted in the feces, leading to lower levels of bile acids systemically, thereby potentially reducing bile acid mediated liver damage and related effects and complications. More than 1,600 individuals have received maralixibat, including more than 120 children who have received maralixibat as an investigational treatment for Alagille syndrome (ALGS) and progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). In the ICONIC Phase 2b ALGS clinical trial, patients taking maralixibat had significant reductions in bile acids and pruritus compared to placebo, as well as reduction in xanthomas and accelerated growth long-term. In a Phase 2 PFIC study, a genetically defined subset of BSEP deficient (PFIC2), patients responded to maralixibat with an increase in transplant-free survival. The
To augment its pipeline in cholestatic liver disease, Mirum has acquired the exclusive option to develop and commercialize gene therapy programs VTX-803 and VTX-802 for PFIC3 and PFIC2, respectively, from Vivet Therapeutics SAS, following preclinical evaluation and investigational new drug-enabling studies.
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