Albireo Exits NASH, But Has Best-In-Class IBAT Opportunity
Elobixibat demonstrated ability to reduce LDL cholesterol but is being discontinued in NASH due to its unspectacular overall profile. The firm is staying focused on odevixibat, which could be best-in-class for pediatric liver indications, analysts say.
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Newly public Mirum hopes to file maralixibat for US approval in pruritus due to Alagille syndrome based on Phase IIb data, including long-term extension data reported at AASLD.
NGM’s injectable might be best-suited as induction therapy for sicker NASH patients, Inventiva hopes its pan-PPAR agonist will outperform Genfit’s elafibranor, and Albireo thinks IBAT inhibition offers promise in NASH.
With $120m in Series A funding, the new company headed by former Lumena execs will advance maralixibat into Phase III in Alagille syndrome and progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis. Shire acquired Lumena for $260m in 2014, but lost interest in the drug.