Travere Therapeutics to Present Abstracts at the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders 44th Annual Meeting and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting 2023
SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Travere Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: TVTX) today announced that the Company will present a quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) model for predicting the effects of the investigational enzyme replacement therapy pegtibatinase, in classical homocystinuria (HCU), as well as real-world evidence on the prevalence and potential underdiagnosis and/or underreporting of HCU in the United States, at the 2023 Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (SIMD) 44th Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, March 18-21, 2023. The Company and its collaborators will also provide presentations from the Company’s ongoing longitudinal natural history study of people living with HCU, and HCU incidence estimates based on gnomAD database evaluation at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, March 14-18, 2023.
ACMG Annual Meeting, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT – March 14-18, 2023
Insights from the First Genetic Evaluation of a Longitudinal Natural History Study in Classical Homocystinuria (HCU)
Population-Based Incidence Estimates of Classical Homocystinuria Using the Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD)
SIMD Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Salt Lake City, UT – March 18-21, 2023
Development of A Patient Identification Algorithm to Estimate Prevalence of Homocystinuria (HCU) in the United States (US)
A Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Model for Classical Homocystinuria Predicting Efficacy of Treatment
About Classical Homocystinuria
Classical homocystinuria (HCU) is a rare genetic metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency in the enzyme cystathionine beta synthase (CBS). CBS is a pivotal enzyme that is essential for the management of methionine and cysteine in the body. Classical HCU leads to toxic levels of homocysteine that can result in life-threatening thrombotic events such as stroke and heart attacks, ophthalmologic and skeletal complications, as well as developmental delay. Current treatment options are limited to protein-restricted diet and supplemental use of vitamin B6 and betaine.
Pegtibatinase is an investigational PEGylated, recombinant enzyme replacement therapy designed to address the underlying cause of classical homocystinuria HCU. In preclinical studies, pegtibatinase has demonstrated an ability to reduce total homocysteine levels and improve clinical parameters. Pegtibatinae is currently advancing in the ongoing Phase 1/2 COMPOSE Study to assess its safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and clinical effects in patients with classical HCU. Pegtibatinase has been granted Breakthrough Therapy, Rare Pediatric Disease and Fast Track designations by the FDA, as well as Orphan Drug designation in the US and Europe.
About Travere Therapeutics
At Travere Therapeutics, we are in rare for life. We are a biopharmaceutical company that comes together every day to help patients, families and caregivers of all backgrounds as they navigate life with a rare disease. On this path, we know the need for treatment options is urgent – that is why our global team works with the rare disease community to identify, develop and deliver life-changing therapies. In pursuit of this mission, we continuously seek to understand the diverse perspectives of rare patients and to courageously forge new paths to make a difference in their lives and provide hope – today and tomorrow. For more information, visit travere.com
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