CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RARX) today announced that data from its Phase 2 clinical trial of zilucoplan for the treatment of generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) have been selected for an Emerging Science dual oral and poster presentation at the 2019 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, from May 4 to 10, 2019. The presentation will feature data from the Phase 2, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, as well as data from the open-label, long-term extension study.
Details of the presentation are as follows:
Abstract Title: Zilucoplan, a Subcutaneously Self-Administered Peptide Inhibitor of Complement Component 5 (C5), for the Treatment of Generalized Myasthenia Gravis: Results of a Phase 2 Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial and Open-Label Long-Term Extension
Session Title: Emerging Science
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 7, Poster Presentation: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. E.T., Data Blitz Oral Presentation: 12:06 p.m. E.T.
Ra Pharma is developing zilucoplan for generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and other complement-mediated disorders. The product candidate is designed for convenient, once-daily subcutaneous self-administration. Zilucoplan is a synthetic, macrocyclic peptide discovered using Ra Pharma's powerful proprietary drug discovery technology. The peptide binds complement component 5 (C5) with sub-nanomolar affinity and allosterically inhibits its cleavage into C5a and C5b upon activation of the classical, alternative, or lectin pathways.
About Ra Pharmaceuticals
Ra Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on leading the field of complement biology to bring innovative and accessible therapies to patients with rare diseases. The Company discovers and develops peptides and small molecules to target key components of the complement cascade. For more information, please visit: www.rapharma.com.
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