KIND-012 study meets primary endpoint with p<0.0001. Data to be filed with the FDA for approval. SentiKind study misses primary endpoint.
Conference call and webcast scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time today.
San Francisco, CA (November 16, 2015) Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets, today announced positive topline results from its pivotal field study (KB0120) of KIND-012 for the control of pyrexia (fever) in horses.
This study, KB0120, was a multicenter, randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled pivotal study that enrolled 138 horses to assess the effectiveness of KIND-012. The primary endpoint was improvement (a 2°F or greater decrease in temperature from baseline) or resolution of fever (a return to normothermia (≤101.0°F)) at hour 6 following treatment. The success rate was approximately 75% in the KIND-012 group vs. approximately 20% in the placebo group (p < 0.0001). Based on preliminary review of the safety data, the drug appears to be well tolerated.
KindredBio has already completed the in-life portion of the Target Animal Safety Study successfully and is currently preparing the Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls technical section of the New Animal Drug Application. The Company plans to file the Effectiveness Technical Section with the data from the KIND-012 pivotal field study with FDA in Q1 2016.
The Company also announced today that its pivotal field study (KB090) of SentiKind™ for the control of pain following orthopedic surgery in dogs did not meet its primary endpoint. The data are in the process of being fully analyzed to determine next steps for this program.
Richard Chin, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are very pleased and excited by the positive results of our pivotal KIND-012 study. KIND-012 addresses an important unmet medical need in horses and will be the first of what we believe will be multiple successful drug candidates in our equine franchise. We plan to file the data with the FDA expeditiously for approval of the drug and are excited about commercializing this product.”
“The SentiKind results, which we very recently unblinded, are obviously disappointing, especially for our canine patients, because better pain management choices are needed. We thank our investigators, pet owners, and team members who made this study possible. We believe in learning from our experiences, and we will apply the lessons we learned from our canine pain programs. For example, going forward, we plan to avoid, as much as possible, indications with subjective endpoints like pain. In addition, we plan to conduct pilot studies for most of our programs. We believe we can continue to have successful programs by adopting these changes.”
“We remain deeply committed to our mission to use our resources to better the lives of our animal companions, particularly in our growing equine and biologics franchises. We have a deep pipeline, a strong cash position, and a highly disciplined approach to managing spending that will allow us to continue to develop multiple other exciting product candidates.”
KindredBio also announced that results from the pivotal study of KIND-010 for management of weight loss in cats are expected by middle of 2016. KindredBio has completed a placebo-controlled, blinded pilot study of KIND-010 with positive results (p<0.05). The primary endpoint for the pivotal study is percent change in body weight.
KindredBio also announced that it will be initiating a pilot field study of feline epo early 2016, on the heels of a positive laboratory pilot feline epo pilot study. The primary endpoint for the feline epo program is expected to be hematocrit or hemoglobin levels.
KindredBio will host a conference call today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Interested parties may access the call by dialing toll-free (866) 410-5513 from the US, or (704) 908-0328 internationally, and using conference ID 82239944.
An audio replay will be accessible for 30 days at http://kindredbio.com/events.
About Kindred Biosciences
Kindred Biosciences is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets. Its mission is to bring to pets the same kinds of safe and effective medicines that human family members enjoy. The Company’s strategy is to identify compounds and targets that have already demonstrated safety and efficacy in humans and to develop therapeutics based on these validated compounds and targets for dogs, cats and horses. The Company has a deep pipeline of novel drugs and biologics in development across many therapeutic classes.
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