Catalyst Biosciences (NASDAQ: CBIO) reports that it has achieved a financial milestone under its collaboration with ISU Abxis following the enrollment of the first patient in its hemophilia B clinical trial. In June 2017, the first patient and cohort were enrolled in a phase 1/2 proof-of-concept clinical trial in individuals with severe hemophilia B to evaluate Catalyst’s next-generation Factor IX variant, CB 2679d/ISU304, for subcutaneous prophylaxis. ISU Abxis and Catalyst plan to have top-line data from the clinical trial by the end of 2017. “We are pleased to have achieved another financial milestone with the Factor IX clinical program, but for us the highlight of the Factor IX program has been the rapid patient enrollment in the clinical trial to date,” Catalyst president and CEO Nassim Usman, Ph.D., stated in the news release.
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Catalyst is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel medicines to address hematology indications. Catalyst is focused on the field of hemostasis, including the subcutaneous prophylaxis of hemophilia and facilitating surgery in individuals with hemophilia. For more information, please visit www.catalystbiosciences.com.
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