PALO ALTO, Calif., April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kodiak Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: KOD), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in novel therapeutics to treat chronic, high-prevalence retinal diseases, today announced that presentations on its research will be made at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019 Annual Meeting, being held from April 28 – May 2 in Vancouver, Canada.
"The clinical and preclinical data being presented at ARVO's Annual Meeting provide early evidence of the safety and efficacy of Kodiak's novel antibody biopolymer conjugates. It's exciting to see the preclinical science and thoughtful design underlying our ABC Platform begin to translate into clinical utility with our Phase 1 study of KSI-301, an anti-VEGF ABC being developed as a new and potentially better therapy for the most prevalent retinal vascular diseases like wet AMD, diabetic eye disease and retinal vein occlusion. At ARVO, we will also be presenting preclinical data on KSI-501, demonstrating how the ABC Platform can simultaneously target multiple biologies of relevance in multifactorial diseases," said Jason Ehrlich, M.D., Ph.D., Kodiak's Chief Medical Officer and Chief Development Officer. "We also look forward to presenting data from our ongoing Phase 1b multiple-dose study of KSI-301 at upcoming medical meetings later this year."
Details of the presentations are as follows:
Title: Chronic Nonclinical Ocular Toxicity Study of KSI-301 Demonstrates Tolerability after Intravitreal Administration in Cynomolgus Monkeys
Presenter: John Sinclair, Director, Nonclinical Development and Safety Evaluation, Kodiak Sciences
Presentation date and time: April 28; 8:00 – 9:45 AM PT
Title: Phase 1 first-in-human study of KSI-301: a novel anti-VEGF antibody biopolymer conjugate with extended durability
Presenter: Sunil Patel, M.D., Ph.D., Retina Research Institute of Texas
Presentation date and time: April 30; 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM PT
Title: Development of Novel Bispecific Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Angiogenic Therapy for the Treatment of both Retinal Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases
Presenter: Fernando Corrêa, Ph.D., Associate Principal Scientist, Kodiak Sciences
Presentation date and time: May 1; 3:00 – 4:45 PM PT
KSI-301 is an investigational therapy built on the Company's ABC Platform and is designed to maintain potent and effective drug levels in ocular tissues for longer than existing agents. Kodiak's objective with KSI-301 is to improve real-world outcomes for patients with retinal vascular diseases and to enable earlier treatment and prevention of vision loss for patients with diabetic eye disease.
KSI-501 is a dual inhibitor biconjugate targeting vascular leakage, abnormal angiogenesis and concurrent inflammation that can be present in diabetic macular edema. KSI-501 is a dual inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) and is also built on the Company's ABC Platform. By targeting two disease biologies with a single agent, KSI-501 could provide a novel treatment option for patients with retinal diseases.
About Kodiak Sciences Inc.
Kodiak™ is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in novel therapeutics to treat chronic, high-prevalence retinal diseases. Our ABC Platform™ merges the fields of antibody-based and chemistry-based therapies and is at the core of Kodiak's discovery engine. In addition to its lead product candidate, KSI-301, a novel anti-VEGF antibody biopolymer conjugate in clinical development for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, Kodiak has leveraged its ABC Platform to build a pipeline of product candidates in various stages of development including KSI-501, our bispecific anti-IL-6/VEGF biopolymer conjugate for the treatment of neovascular retinal diseases such as wet AMD and diabetic retinopathy. Kodiak is based in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, visit www.kodiak.com.
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