New promising results on lanifibranor to be presented at The Liver Meeting® 2019
August 26, 2019
Daix (France), August 26, 2019 – Inventiva (Euronext: IVA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing oral small molecule therapies for the treatment of diseases in the areas of fibrosis, lysosomal storage disorders and oncology, today announced that its abstract on the evaluation of lanifibranor in a pre-clinical model of cirrhosis has been selected by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) for an oral presentation at the upcoming The Liver Meeting® 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA (November 8-12, 2019).
The study, which was led by Prof. Jordi Gracia-Sancho1, aimed at evaluating lanifibranor in a pre-clinical model of cirrhosis. The results clearly showed that lanifibranor exerts beneficial effects producing a marked regression of liver fibrosis and decreasing portal hypertension. In addition, lanifibranor strongly reduced hepatic inflammation, and improved the phenotype of liver sinusoidal endothelial cells and hepatic stellate cells. These promising results demonstrate the potential of lanifibranor for the treatment of advanced chronic liver disease.
The abstract, entitled “The pan-PPAR agonist lanifibranor improves portal hypertension and hepatic fibrosis in experimental advanced chronic liver disease”, will be presented on November 10, 2019 as part of The Liver Meeting® 2019 (see details below).
In parallel, Inventiva will host a KOL meeting focusing on lanifibranor as a potential treatment for NASH with the participation of Dr. Manal Abdelmalek2, Dr. Pierre Bedossa3, Dr. Kenneth Cusi4 and Dr. Sven Francque5. This meeting will take place from 8:00 am – 9:30 am (local time) on November 11, 2019 at the Mandarin Oriental Boston hotel (Bar Bouloud), Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Pierre Broqua, Chief Scientific Officer and cofounder of Inventiva, commented: “These results are excellent news for lanifibranor and demonstrate its potential for the treatment of advanced chronic liver disease. They mark an important step in the development of lanifibranor and follow our previous findings that already showed the beneficial effects of our product candidate in pre-clinical models relevant to NASH. All these results reinforce our confidence in the unique mechanism of action of lanifibranor and its potential to treat NASH patients. I am looking forward to the upcoming The Liver Meeting® 2019 as well as the KOL meeting hosted by Inventiva to present our recent findings and to further discuss lanifibranor’s potential for the treatment of NASH.”
The details of Inventiva’s oral presentation at The Liver Meeting® 2019 are as follows:
Abstract title: “The pan-PPAR agonist lanifibranor improves portal hypertension and hepatic fibrosis in experimental advanced chronic liver disease”
Publication number: 0063
Session title: Parallel 6: Novel Therapeutics for NASH
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Session time: 10:30 am (local time)
Presentation time: 11:00 am (local time)
Location: Auditorium, John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Event: The Liver Meeting® 2019
Lanifibranor, its lead product, is an anti-fibrotic treatment acting on the three alpha, gamma and delta PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors), which play key roles in controlling the fibrotic process. Its anti-fibrotic action targets two initial indications with substantial unmet medical need: NASH, a severe and increasingly prevalent liver disease already affecting over 30 million people in the United States, and systemic sclerosis, a disease with a very high mortality rate and for which there is no approved treatment to date.
Inventiva is also developing a second clinical program with odiparcil (IVA 336) for the treatment of patients with mucopolysaccaridosis type VI (or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome), a rare and severe gene disease affecting children. Odiparcil has also the potential to address other MPS types, characterized by the accumulation of chondroitin or dermatan sulfate (MPS I or Hurler/Sheie syndrome, MPS II or Hunter syndrome, MPS IVa or Morquio syndrome and MPS VII or Sly syndrome). Inventiva is also developing a portfolio of early research projects in the field of oncology.
Inventiva benefits from partnerships with world-leading research entities such as the Institut Curie in the field of oncology. Two strategic partnerships have also been established with world-class major pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Boehringer Ingelheim in the fields of autoimmune diseases (specifically in psoriasis) and fibrosis respectively. These partnerships provide milestone payments to Inventiva upon the achievement of pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones, in addition to royalties on the products resulting from the partnerships.
Inventiva employs over 100 employees and owns R&D facilities near Dijon, acquired from the international pharmaceutical group Abbott. The Company owns, a proprietary chemical library of over 240,000 molecules as well as integrated biology, chemistry, ADME and pharmacology platforms.
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