ZUG, Switzerland, May 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pharvaris (Nasdaq: PHVS), a clinical-stage company developing novel, oral bradykinin-B2-receptor antagonists to treat and prevent hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks, today announced two oral presentations and three poster presentations highlighting data from non-clinical and clinical studies of deucrictibant at the 13th C1-inhibitor Deficiency and Angioedema Workshop, being held from May 4-7, 2023, in Budapest, Hungary.
“Today, two sequential presentations showed how PHVS416 (immediate-release deucrictibant capsules) provided symptom relief and resolution in the treatment of HAE attacks using the doses projected through the bradykinin challenge, our in vivo surrogate marker model,” said Peng Lu, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer of Pharvaris. “The RAPIDe-1 study showed consistent and clinically meaningful results across all endpoints supporting the further development of PHVS416 as a potential on-demand therapy for HAE. We plan to leverage these findings to prepare for RAPIDe-3, our Phase 3 clinical study evaluating PHVS416 for the treatment of on-demand HAE attacks.”
Anne Lesage, Ph.D., Chief Early Development Officer of Pharvaris, added, “The outcomes of the cardiovascular assessments in non-clinical studies, combined with the data from our clinical studies to date, support the cardiovascular tolerability and safety profile of deucrictibant for the potential treatment of HAE and other bradykinin-mediated diseases with unmet need.”
Presentation details and key data highlights include:
- Title: The EC85 Derived from the Oral Bradykinin B2 Receptor Antagonist Deucrictibant (PHA121) Against Bradykinin Effects in Healthy Volunteers Predicts the Onset and Duration of Its Clinical Effects in Hereditary Angioedema
Presentation ID: O-18
Presenter: Prof. Marcus Maurer, M.D.
Date and Time: Saturday, May 6, 08:45-09:00 CEST (2:45-3:00 a.m. EDT)
A bradykinin challenge model developed in non-human primates and healthy volunteers was employed to determine the plasma effective threshold for the bradykinin-antagonistic properties of deucrictibant in HAE and to predict the duration of the clinical effects of deucrictibant. Consistent with the modeling from the bradykinin challenge, a single dose of each of the PHVS416 (immediate-release deucrictibant capsules) doses in the RAPIDe-1 trial reached therapeutic threshold within 15-30 minutes in trial participants and was maintained for approximately 8-10 hours. In the same study, rapid onset of PHVS416 clinical effect was observed, with clinically meaningful improvements within four hours for all doses. Rescue medication was used for a lower proportion of PHVS416-treated attacks compared to placebo-treated attacks.
- Title: Efficacy and Safety of the Oral Bradykinin B2 Receptor Antagonist Deucrictibant Immediate Release Capsule (PHVS416) in Treatment of Hereditary Angioedema Attacks: Topline Results of RAPIDe 1 Phase 2 Trial
Presentation ID: O-19
Presenter: Prof. Henriette Farkas, M.D., Ph.D.
Date and Time: Saturday, May 6, 09:00-09:15 CEST (3:00-3:15 a.m. EDT)
Analysis of the primary endpoint of RAPIDe-1 demonstrated that PHVS416 (immediate-release deucrictibant capsules) significantly reduced attack symptoms at four hours when compared to placebo, measured as change in the mean 3-symptom composite (skin pain, skin swelling, abdominal pain) visual analogue scale (VAS-3) score during HAE attacks. All key secondary efficacy endpoints were also met and participants on PHVS416 also used substantially less rescue medication compared to placebo. In the attack-treatment phase, PHVS416 was generally well tolerated with three treatment-related adverse events (TRAEs) reported for one PHVS416 30-mg-treated attack and one TRAE reported for one placebo-treated attack.
- Title: Early symptom relief following treatment with the oral bradykinin 2 receptor antagonist deucrictibant immediate-release capsule (PHVS416) in patients with hereditary angioedema attacks
Presentation ID: P-25
Presenter: Prof. Marc A. Riedl, M.D.
Date and Time: Friday, May 5, 14:00-16:00 CEST (8:00-10:00 a.m. EDT)
Improvements in secondary endpoints Mean Symptom Complex Severity (MSCS, score decreased) and Treatment Outcome Score (TOS, score increased) during the first four hours after administration was observed in all three doses of PHVS416 (immediate-release deucrictibant capsules)-treated attacks, as compared to placebo-treated attacks.
- Title: Cardiovascular safety of the orally administered bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist, deucrictibant (PHA121, PHA-022121)
Presentation ID: P-27
Presenter: Brigitte Loenders, Ph.D.
Date and Time: Saturday, May 6, 16:00-18:00 CEST (10:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT)
The cardiovascular safety of deucrictibant was assessed in non-clinical studies using in vitro cardiac ion channel and off-target receptor screenings, and in vivo acute and chronic studies in non-human primates, a pharmacologically active species. The occurrence of cardiovascular events was monitored in Phase 1 and Phase 2 studies of deucrictibant and continues to be monitored in ongoing and future clinical studies in HAE. Deucrictibant showed no in vitro alerts and no effect on cardiovascular function in in vivo non-clinical studies, and in clinical studies completed to date, including acute on-demand and repeat administration up to 10 days at anticipated therapeutic doses.
- Title: Efficacy of the oral bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist deucrictibant immediate-release capsule (PHVS416) by attack location in the RAPIDe-1 Phase 2 clinical trial for treatment of hereditary angioedema attacks
Presentation ID: P-38
Presenter: Prof. Anna Valerieva, M.D., Ph.D.
Date and Time: Saturday, May 6, 16:00-18:00 CEST (10:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT)
Treatment outcomes by attack location (abdominal and peripheral) were analyzed in post-hoc analyses of RAPIDe-1. PHVS416 (immediate-release deucrictibant capsules) demonstrated consistent rapid onset of symptom relief and resolution of HAE attacks across attack location. These results are consistent with results of RAPIDe-1 primary analyses.
Additionally, data were presented from an independent investigator-initiated trial (IIT) in the Netherlands evaluating deucrictibant as a prophylactic treatment for acquired C1-inhibitor deficiency. Pharvaris provided PHVS416 (immediate-release deucrictibant capsules) for this study. Details of the presentation were:
- Title: Prophylaxis of angioedema attacks due to acquired C1-Inhibitor deficiency with PHA121, a novel oral bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist
Presentation ID: O-26
Presenter: Remy S. Petersen, M.D.
Date and Time: Saturday, May 6, 11:45-12:00 CEST (5:45-6:00 a.m. EDT)
RAPIDe-1 is a Phase 2, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, cross-over, dose-ranging trial of PHVS416 (immediate-release deucrictibant capsules) for the treatment of HAE type 1 and type 2 (HAE-1/2) attacks. The trial enrolled participants in Canada, Europe, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Eligible participants were between the ages of 18 and 75 years, diagnosed with HAE type I or II and experienced three or more attacks in the last four months or two or more attacks in the last two months prior to screening. Seventy-four participants were enrolled and 62 of them experienced 147 qualifying HAE attacks that were treated with double-blinded study drug (either placebo or PHVS416 10, 20, or 30 mg doses).
About PHVS416 (immediate-release deucrictibant capsules)
PHVS416 (immediate-release deucrictibant capsules) is an investigational medicine intended to treat acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) containing deucrictibant, a highly potent, specific, and orally bioavailable competitive antagonist of the bradykinin B2 receptor. Pharvaris aims to develop this formulation to provide rapid and reliable symptom relief, through rapid exposure of attack-mitigating therapy in a convenient, small oral dosage form. PHVS416 is currently in Phase 2 clinical development outside the U.S. for the on-demand and proof-of-concept prophylactic treatment of HAE.
About PHVS719 (extended-release deucrictibant tablets)
PHVS719 (extended-release deucrictibant tablets) is an investigational medicine intended to prevent attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) containing deucrictibant, a highly potent, specific, and orally bioavailable competitive antagonist of the bradykinin B2 receptor. Pharvaris is developing this formulation to provide sustained exposure of attack-preventing medicine in a convenient, small oral dosage form. PHVS719 is currently in Phase 1 clinical development for the prophylactic treatment of HAE. In healthy volunteers, a single dose of PHVS719 was well tolerated with an extended-release profile supporting once-daily dosing.
Building on its deep-seated roots in HAE, Pharvaris is a clinical-stage company developing novel, oral bradykinin-B2-receptor antagonists to treat and prevent HAE attacks. By directly targeting this clinically proven therapeutic target with novel small molecules, the Pharvaris team aspires to offer people with all sub-types of HAE safe, effective, and convenient alternatives to treat attacks, both on-demand and prophylactically. The company brings together the best talent in the industry with deep expertise in rare diseases and HAE. For more information, visit https://pharvaris.com/.
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