Clinical trajectory initiated towards development of novel treatment for dyslipidaemia
Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 21 July 2020 – Staten Biotechnology B.V. announced today the initiation of dosing of the Company’s lead asset, STT-5058, in a First-in-Human clinical study.
STT-5058 is a monoclonal antibody that targets the lipoprotein ApoC3 and is being developed in collaboration with Novo Nordisk. Staten Biotechnology and Novo Nordisk entered a collaboration and exclusive option agreement in December 2018 to develop novel therapeutics for the treatment of dyslipidaemia. Novo Nordisk is providing funding and support to Staten for the development of STT-5058 in this indication.
Hilde Steineger, CEO of Staten Biotechnology, said: “Staten Biotechnology, with great support from Novo Nordisk, has been able to rapidly progress from research to product manufacturing to a clinical trial for our lead drug candidate. We are very excited to dose the first healthy volunteer.”
Professor John Kastelein, Chief Medical Officer of Staten Biotechnology, added: “The commencement of the FIH trial is an important milestone for the Company. We believe STT-5058, based on its favourable safety profile and novel mechanism targeting ApoC3, which is supported by human genetics, has the potential to address an unmet medical need in patients with mixed dyslipidaemia and high cardiovascular risk.”