ATYR PHARMA, INC. (NASDAQ:LIFE) Files An 8-K Regulation FD DisclosureItem 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On June26, 2018, aTyr Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) announced clinical trial data in a press release, a copy of which is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
The information under this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 7.01 Other Events.
The Company announced data from its Phase 1 clinical trial of ATYR1923, an immuno-modulatory therapeutic candidate with potentially broad therapeutic application in the treatment of interstitial lung diseases.
This first-in-human, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was designed to investigate the safety, tolerability, immunogenicity and pharmacokinetics of intravenous ATYR1923 in healthy volunteers. The Phase 1 study enrolled 36 healthy volunteers who were randomized to one of six cohorts and received a single infusion of intravenous ATYR1923 or placebo. Doses of ATYR1923 ranged from 0.03 mg/kg up to 5.0 mg/kg. The results indicate that the drug was generally well-tolerated at all dose levels tested, with no significant adverse events or induction of anti-drug antibodies observed following ATYR1923 dosing or throughout the one-month follow-up period.
The pharmacokinetics (PK) of ATYR1923 following single-dose administration were linear across the evaluated dose range. Higher ATYR1923 doses yielded sustained serum concentrations through the end of the one-month follow-up period that were above the predicted therapeutic threshold, supporting the potential for a once-monthly dosing regimen.
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Item 7.01 Exhibits.
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About ATYR PHARMA, INC. (NASDAQ:LIFE)
aTyr Pharma, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company. The Company is engaged in the discovery and clinical development of medicines for patients suffering from severe, rare diseases using its Physiocrine biology, a discovered set of physiological modulators. The Company focuses on the development of Physiocrine-based therapeutics for the treatment of rare diseases, including facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) 2B. The Company is developing Resolaris, an intravenous protein therapeutic for the treatment of rare myopathies with an immune component (RMICs). The Company is investigating Resolaris in patients with LGMD2B. The Company is conducting approximately three open label trials in patients with early onset FSHD, in adult patients with FSHD or LGMD2B and a long-term extension study in adult patients with FSHD. The Company has not generated any revenues.