Altasciences Chosen by XORTX Therapeutics, Inc. to Conduct Pharmacokinetic Bridging Study XRX-OXY-101 in Support of Developing New Therapies for Progressive Kidney Disease and Acute Kidney Injury

Laval, Quebec, December 9, 2021 – Altasciences is pleased to have been chosen by XORTX Therapeutics, Inc. to conduct a pharmacokinetic bridging study in support of the XRx-008 program for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), and XRx-101 for acute kidney injury associated with COVID-19. XORTX’s novel, proprietary formulations of xanthine oxidase inhibitors are aimed at reducing uric acid levels in order to slow the progression of the genetic disorder ADPKD, and protect against acute kidney injury following COVID-19 infection.

The first of several clinical trials to characterize XORTX’s novel, proprietary formulations of xanthine oxidase inhibitors, its purpose is to determine whether the increased bioavailability of oxypurinol demonstrated for this formulation in preclinical studies will be replicated in humans.

 Dr. Allen Davidoff, President and CEO stated, “XORTX is pleased to be starting work with Altasciences as we initiate the characterization of our novel, proprietary formulations of xanthine oxidase inhibitors. This study marks the first of several clinical trials planned for the next year and an exciting opportunity to advance our kidney disease programs through preliminary characterization, followed by late stage registration trials.”

With a pressing need for better therapeutic options and a global prevalence of kidney disease, we are proud to partner with XORTX for such an important study. We look forward to supporting this innovative company in their goal of bringing a valuable new treatment to the next stage, and getting better drugs to the people who need them, faster,” stated Ingrid Holmes, Vice President, Global Clinical Operations at Altasciences.

Altasciences offers a seamless drug development solution that allows sponsors to work with a single, integrated CRO/CDMO in support of early-phase research, from lead candidate selection to preclinical testing to clinical proof of concept in the most time- and cost-efficient way possible.

About Altasciences

Altasciences is an integrated drug development solution company offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies a proven, flexible approach to preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies, including formulation, manufacturing, and analytical services. For over 25 years, Altasciences has been partnering with sponsors to help support educated, faster, and more complete early drug development decisions. Altasciences’ integrated, full-service solutions include preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology and proof of concept, bioanalysis, program management, medical writing, biostatistics, clinical monitoring, and data management, all customizable to specific sponsor requirements. Altasciences helps sponsors get better drugs to the people who need them, faster.

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