NetworkNewsBreaks – Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKBA) Remains Focused on Further Development of Vadadustat

Akebia Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AKBA) is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in discovering and developing novel therapeutic solutions that leverage hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) biology, a primary regulator involved in multiple major biological pathways. According to an earlier Aegis report (http://nnw.fm/F4ezY), Akebia’s lead product candidate, vadadustat, has an impressive 60 percent probability of clinical success. Vadadustat is currently in phase III trials, after encouraging results were reported during phase II testing. In December 2016, Akebia signed a collaboration and license agreement with Otsuka Pharmaceutical (OTC: OTSKF) for vadadustat in the U.S. The companies will equally share the revenue and commercialization costs of vadadusta, providing capital for further development.

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About Akebia Therapeutics

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, focused on delivering innovative therapies to patients with kidney disease through hypoxia-inducible factor biology. Akebia’s lead product candidate, vadadustat, is an oral therapy in development for the treatment of anemia related to chronic kidney disease in both non-dialysis and dialysis patients. Akebia’s global phase 3 program for vadadustat, which includes the PRO2TECT studies for non-dialysis patients with anemia secondary to chronic kidney disease and the INNO2VATE studies for dialysis-dependent patients, is currently ongoing.

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