Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Presentations for TransCon™ PTH at Upcoming Medical Conferences
05/06/2021 | 04:16pm EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ascendis Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ASND), a biopharmaceutical company that utilizes its innovative TransCon technologies to address unmet medical needs, today announced presentations featuring TransCon PTH at two upcoming medical conferences: the 48th annual meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS), taking place virtually May 6-8, 2021 and the 23rd European Congress of Endocrinology taking place virtually May 22-26, 2021.
“We are excited to share the 26-week open-label extension (OLE) data from our phase 2 PaTH Forward Trial in adult patients with hypoparathyroidism with the European medical community,” said Mark Bach, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Endocrine Medical Sciences at Ascendis Pharma.
“These data provide evidence indicating that TransCon PTH has the potential to be a first line therapy as a hormone replacement in patients with hypoparathyroidism. The study was selected for oral presentations by both ECTS and ECE meeting organizers which we think underscores the significance of these results,” continued Dr. Bach.
ECTS 2021: Presentation Details
Week 26 Results from the PaTH Forward Open-Label Extension Trial Support TransCon PTH as a Potential Hormone Replacement Therapy for Patients with Hypoparathyroidism
Plenary Oral Presentations 2: Novel Aspects of Osteoporosis and Treatments May 7, 2021 16:30 – 17:30 CEST
e-ECE 2021: Presentation Details
TransCon PTH as a Potential Hormone Replacement Therapy for Patients with Hypoparathyroidism: PaTH Forward Open-Label Extension Trial Week 26 Results
Oral Communications 6: Calcium and Bone May 25, 2021 14:30 – 15:30 CEST
TransCon refers to “transient conjugation.” The proprietary TransCon platform is an innovative technology to create new therapies that are designed to optimize therapeutic effect, including efficacy, safety and dosing frequency. TransCon molecules have three components: an unmodified parent drug, an inert carrier that protects it, and a linker that temporarily binds the two. When bound, the carrier inactivates and shields the parent drug from clearance. When injected into the body, physiologic conditions (e.g., pH and temperature) initiate the release of the active, unmodified parent drug in a predictable manner. Because the parent drug is unmodified, its original mode of action is expected to be maintained. TransCon technology can be applied broadly to a protein, peptide or small molecule in multiple therapeutic areas, and can be used systemically or locally.
About Ascendis Pharma A/S
Ascendis Pharma is applying its innovative platform technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharma company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Guided by its core values of patients, science and passion, the company utilizes its TransCon technologies to create new and potentially best-in-class therapies.
Ascendis Pharma currently has a pipeline of three independent endocrinology rare disease product candidates and one oncology product candidate in clinical development. The company continues to expand into additional therapeutic areas to address unmet patient needs.
Ascendis is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with additional offices in Heidelberg and Berlin, Germany, in Palo Alto and Redwood City, California, and in Princeton, New Jersey.
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