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The Life Sciences Report Examines Resverlogix's New Trial

20:00 EDT 3 Aug 2016 | Marketwired

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 04, 2016) - With its lead drug candidate apabetalone already in Phase 3 targeting major adverse cardiac events, Resverlogix Corp. (TSX: RVX) has expanded its scope by initiating a Phase 1 study of the small molecule to further investigate its potential applications.

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Marcel Wijma, CEO and managing director of Van Leeuwenhoeck Research, when asked to comment on Resverlogix, said, "Resverlogix announced that it started a new Phase 1 trial with its lead drug apabetalone in patients with severe kidney disease. If successful, the clinical results will allow for more advanced kidney impairment and dialysis trials to proceed. The results are expected before the end of the year. This new trial is part of the company's strategy to expand its clinical program with apabetalone (RVX-208) into new indications and orphan diseases."

According to Wijma, Resverlogix had announced earlier that it intended to "initiate an Orphan Disease Program that will target diseases where BET inhibition may hold a promising approach. This will increase the probability that apabetalone can be filed for approval much earlier than anticipated with the current Phase 3 BETonMACE trial in high-risk cardiovascular patients. Also, pricing for rare indications could run into hundreds of thousands per patient per year. We also feel that this would increase the company's chances to make successful partnerships with pharmaceutical companies in different parts of the world."

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