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Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Presentations at the American Society for Nephrology Kidney Week 2019

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RETA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that three abstracts highlighting clinical and nonclinical data for bardoxolone methyl (bardoxolone) will be presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2019 Annual Meeting being held from November 5 – 10, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Abstracts selected for presentation are summarized below and are available on the conference website at https://www.asn-online.org/education/kidneyweek/archives/.

Title:  Activation of the Keap1/Nrf2 pathway increases GFR by increasing glomerular effective filtration area without affecting the afferent/efferent arteriole ratio
Presenter:  Kengo Kidokoro, M.D. Ph.D., Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
ASN Abstract # 3236277.  Poster TH-PO378:  November 7, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Title:  Effect of Bardoxolone Methyl on Kidney Events in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 4 and Type 2 Diabetes at High Risk of Adverse Kidney Outcomes
Presenter:  Christoph Wanner, M.D., Department of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Nephrology, University of Würzburg, Germany
ASN Abstract # 3235604.  Poster Board TH-PO444:  November 7, 2019, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Title:  A Cardiovascular Risk Mitigation Strategy on the Safety of Bardoxolone Methyl Post-BEACON
Presenter:  Pablo E. Pergola, M.D., M.Ph., Research Director, Renal Associates, PA, San Antonio, TX
ASN Abstract # 3237383.  Poster Board SA-PO918:  November 9, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

About Bardoxolone

Bardoxolone is an experimental, oral, once-daily activator of Nrf2, a transcription factor that induces molecular pathways that promote restoration of mitochondrial function, reduction of oxidative stress, and inhibition of pro-inflammatory signaling.  The FDA has granted orphan drug designation to bardoxolone for the treatment of Alport syndrome, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, and pulmonary arterial hypertension.  The European Commission has granted orphan drug designation to bardoxolone for the treatment of Alport syndrome.  Bardoxolone is currently being studied in CARDINAL, a Phase 3 study for the treatment of Alport syndrome, FALCON, a Phase 3 study for the treatment of ADPKD, CATALYST, a Phase 3 study for the treatment of connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension, and AYAME, a Phase 3 study for the treatment of diabetic kidney disease in Japan.  AYAME is being conducted by Reata’s licensee Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. 

About Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Reata is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops novel therapeutics for patients with serious or life-threatening diseases by targeting molecular pathways involved in the regulation of cellular metabolism and inflammation.  Reata’s two most advanced clinical candidates, bardoxolone and omaveloxolone, target the important transcription factor Nrf2 that promotes restoration of mitochondrial function, reduction of oxidative stress, and inhibition of pro-inflammatory signaling.  Bardoxolone and omaveloxolone are investigational drugs, and their safety and efficacy have not been established by any agency.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contact:
Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(972) 865-2219
http://reatapharma.com

Investors:
Vinny Jindal
Vice President, Strategy
(469) 374-8721
ir@reatapharma.com
http://reatapharma.com/contact-us/

Media:
Matt Middleman, M.D.
LifeSci Public Relations
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