Gilead Moves On From Selonsertib, Looks To ATLAS To Map Its NASH Future
Gilead detailed its Phase III failure with ASK1 inhibitor selonsertib in NASH, but anticipates finding a new regimen to take into Phase III in NASH with the ATLAS combination study data expected in December.
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Patient-reported outcomes indicate patients don’t see itch as a major quality-of-life factor. Intercept also reports that adding earlier-stage patients to review of OCA shows better data on resolving NASH.
At EASL, Gilead indicated it may not take any of its current NASH candidates forward as monotherapy options. Trial collaboration with Novo Nordisk may suggest pessimism toward selonsertib after Phase III disappointment.
Primary endpoint miss for Phase III selonsertib in cirrhotic NASH patients follows disappointing data at both 2018 major liver conferences. STELLAR-3 in NASH patients with bridging fibrosis looms large for Gilead’s hopes.