Significant Health and Quality of Life Improvements Achieved in Children with Achondroplasia Treated for One Year with TransCon™ CNP (Navepegritide) at 100 µg/kg/week
- TransCon CNP is the first investigational product to demonstrate improvements in health-related quality of life and disease impacts in children with achondroplasia
Ascendis analyzed available data for patients who only received TransCon CNP at the 100 µg/kg/week dose in either blinded or OLE part and were treated for one year (n=19), compared to those administered placebo for one year (n=15). Results showed that these TransCon CNP treated patients (data available for 9-16 patients) showed significant improvements in health-related quality of life and disease impacts compared to those receiving placebo (data available for 5-13 patients).
Assessments were performed with the SF-10 and Achondroplasia Child Experience Measure (ACEM), with statistically significant improved outcome in TransCon CNP treated versus placebo for:
- SF-10 Physical Summary (p=0.002, ages 5 years and older)
- ACEM Daily Living Function (p=0.047)
- ACEM Emotional Well-being (p=0.045)
The 46 children switching from placebo or a lower dose of TransCon CNP to the 100 µg/kg/week dose in the OLE demonstrated improved growth after one year of treatment, similar to the growth benefits seen in the 11 children treated with 100 µg/kg/week in the one-year randomized, double-blind period of ACcomplisH.
“These data support our aspirations for TransCon CNP, the first investigational product to go beyond height by improving the signs and symptoms of achondroplasia. We believe that the observed treatment benefits are likely contributing to the continued strong patient retention in our trials,” said
TransCon CNP (navepegritide) is an investigational prodrug of CNP, administered once weekly and designed to provide sustained release of active CNP supporting continuous exposure for the treatment of children with achondroplasia.
Further details of the results will be shared early next year.
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Source: Ascendis Pharma