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NephroGenex Announces Positive Results for QT Study of Pyridorin


NephroGenex, Inc. (Nasdaq: NRX), a pharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutics to treat kidney disease, today announced the Company has successfully completed a thorough QT/QTc (TQT) cardiac safety study on Pyridorin. This study assesses a drug's risk of QT prolongation and its proarrhythmic potential, and is a standard component of all clinical development programs for new molecular entities.

Pyridorin showed no effect on the QT/QTc interval at the expected therapeutic dose of 300 mg and at a higher dose of 1200 mg. In previous Phase 1 and Phase 2 studies, Pyridorin has shown no effect on the QT/QTc interval in patients with diabetic nephropathy.

“These are important study results that support the use of Pyridorin in patients with diabetic nephropathy, many of whom suffer from cardiovascular disease. They are also important given the concerns over cardiac safety seen with other therapies in development for this disease,” said Chief Executive Officer Pierre Legault. “The overall excellent safety profile we are continuing to see, along with the promising efficacy shown in our Phase 2 trials, continues to suggest that Pyridorin has the potential to broadly address the unmet therapeutic needs of the more than 6 million diabetic patients with kidney disease.”


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