Proteostasis Therapeutics Announces Keystone Symposia Presentation of Organoid Study from More than 300 Adult CF Patients
The study remains on track for collecting tissue samples from up to 500 CF patients with less common genotypes by the end of Q1 2020 for assaying as organoids and for testing responsiveness to investigational CFTR modulators, including Proteostasis' CFTR potentiator, corrector and amplifier, dirocaftor (DIR), posenacaftor (POS) and nesolicaftor (NES), respectively. Data from the organoid study will be used to select a subset of patients for a confirmatory clinical trial, known as the CHOICES trial (Crossover trial based on Human Organoid Individual response in CF - Efficacy Study). This organoid program is a strategic initiative funded by the
The organoid study seeks to measure the ex vivo responsiveness to the PTI CFTR modulators in tissue samples collected via a rectal suction procedure. The rectal tissue is developed into an organoid or a miniaturized organ that is genetically identical to the patient donor and shares the same micro-anatomy as the organ from which they were derived. Organoid cultures from more than 370 adult CF patients have been established to date. Based on initial genotype analysis, approximately 85% of enrolled patients carry genotypes that lead to CFTR protein synthesis making them eligible for ex vivo study with DIR, POS and NES. Data from the organoid study will be used to select a subset of patients for the confirmatory CHOICES clinical trial. The poster outlining these results is available on the Company's website at proteostasis.com.
"With advancements in models such as organoid testing used to predict the effectiveness of CFTR modulator treatments, the transition from precision to personalized medicine in this disease is an inevitability," said Geoffrey Gilmartin, M.D., M.M.Sc., Chief Medical Officer of Proteostasis Therapeutics. "Essential to this transition is the introduction of more therapeutic options that expand the treatment choices for patients and physicians. As the only company in the HIT-CF consortium with a proprietary combination of novel CFTR modulators that have demonstrated positive Phase 2 data, we remain very enthusiastic about its progress and the translation of these results to the clinic in the CHOICES trial."
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CHOICES, which is expected to initiate in mid-2020, will be the first ever personalized medicine-based study in CF. Fully funded by the HIT-CF, this trial is a placebo controlled, double blind, crossover study with an 8-week treatment period and 6 months of uninterrupted dosing. The CHOICES trial will complement the MORE trial (Modulator Options to RestorE CFTR study), a global, Phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled study in CF subjects with the common F508del homozygous mutation, which is designed to confirm the positive efficacy and tolerability results from a recently completed Phase 2 study of the Proteostasis CFTR modulator triple combination.
About HIT-CF Europe
HIT-CF Europe is a research project which aims to provide better treatment and better lives for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and rare mutations. To achieve this, drug candidates are first tested on patient-derived organoids in qualified laboratories across
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