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Otsuka Announces Phase 3 Results for Tolvaptan in Patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)

Monday, November 06, 2017

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) today announced detailed results from the Phase 3 REPRISE trial of tolvaptan in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

Trial results showed that tolvaptan showed greater reduction on the primary endpoint, the rate of change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) compared to placebo. Estimated GFR, the primary endpoint of the trial, is a key measure of kidney function. Change in estimated eGFR from pre-treatment baseline to post-treatment follow-up, adjusted by the duration of the trial for each patient and expressed per year was -2.34 mL/min/1.73 m2 /year with tolvaptan versus -3.61 mL/min/1.73 m2/year with placebo, representing a 35% reduction of 1.27 mL/min/1.73 m2/year (95% CI 0.86 to 1.68; P<0.001). These data were presented today as a late breaking oral abstract at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 2017 Kidney Week in New Orleans,2 and were simultaneously published online in the New England Journal of Medicine (available online at NEJM.org).

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a progressive genetic disorder affecting the kidneys, in which fluid-filled cysts develop in the kidneys over time, enlarging these organs and inhibiting their ability to function normally, leading to kidney failure in most patients.3 Autosomal dominant PKD, known as ADPKD, is the most common type,3 and is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure.4 By age 57, more than half of people with ADPKD will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.5

Vicente Torres, MD, PhD, Director of the Mayo Clinic Translational Polycystic Kidney Disease Center, and lead investigator on the REPRISE trial, commented, “Tolvaptan slowed the rate of kidney function decline in this trial. “These data represent a significant milestone in the investigation of this condition.”

“It is gratifying to see the significance of findings from the REPRISE trial, which further support the utility of tolvaptan in patients with ADPKD,” said Robert McQuade, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. “These robust findings provide evidence that tolvaptan, is an important new treatment option with the potential to help patients with this debilitating disease.

Along with results from previous pivotal studies, findings from the REPRISE trial have formed the basis of a response to the Complete Response Letter (CRL) that FDA issued in August 2013, which Otsuka has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for tolvaptan as a treatment for patients with ADPKD.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical will host a telebriefing for investor and media on the REPRISE clinical trial results this evening at 7:00 pm Canadian Central Daylight time. To register, please visit http://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1534382-1/77E66445B009CE3491DBB035504DCF69

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