Sanifit announces completion of enrollment in CaLIPSO – its Phase 2b Study for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Calcification in End-Stage-Renal-Disease Patients on Haemodialsis

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Laboratoris Sanifit S.L., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on treatments for calcification disorders, today announced the completion of enrollment of its Phase 2b CaLIPSO clinical trial investigating Sanifit’s lead candidate SNF472, for the treatment of cardiovascular calcification (CVC) in end-stage-renal-disease (ESRD) patients on haemodialysis (HD).

Most ESRD patients, in the last stage of chronic kidney disease, suffer from accelerated cardiovascular calcification, which correlates with higher cardiovascular risk. Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in patients with ESRD and there are currently no approved therapies for the treatment of CVC. SNF472 is being developed to address this significant medical challenge.

The CaLIPSO Study is a 52-week, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial evaluating the effects of 300mg and 600mg of SNF472 on the progression of CVC assessed by the coronary artery calcification score. The study is being conducted at 33 investigational sites in the US, Spain and the UK. The results of the study are expected in the second half of 2019.

Dr. Alex Gold, Chief Medical Officer of Sanifit, said: “We are pleased with the progress of the CaLIPSO Study and we are on track to meet the original timelines for study completion and final data communication in Q4, 2019. SNF472 is a selective blocker of CVC, with the potential to inhibit the progression of CVC for ESRD patients who have a high risk of cardiovascular events associated with this pathology with no approved treatments”.

SNF472 is also in development for the treatment of calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (CUA), also known as calciphylaxis. Sanifit is currently in preparations for a pivotal phase 3 CUA study which will begin in Q4 2018.

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