SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of May, 2021
Commission File Number: 001-36815
Ascendis Pharma A/S
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Tuborg Boulevard 12
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Ascendis Pharma A/S (the Company) is hereby furnishing as Exhibit 99.1 the attached presentation relating to the Companys preliminary 58-week results from the continuing open-label extension portion of the PaTH Forward Trial, a global phase 2 trial evaluating the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of its investigational product candidate TransCon PTH in adult subjects with hypoparathyroidism.
The furnishing of the attached presentation is not an admission as to the materiality of any information therein. The information contained in the presentation is summary information that is intended to be considered in the context of more complete information included in the Companys filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) and other public announcements that the Company has made and may make from time to time. The Company undertakes no duty or obligation to update or revise the information contained in this report, although it may do so from time to time as its management believes is appropriate. Any such updating may be made through the filing or furnishing of other reports or documents with the SEC or through other public disclosures.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Ascendis Pharma A/S|
|Date: May 10, 2021||By:|
|Michael Wolff Jensen|
|Chairman and Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer|
Ascendis Pharma A/S TransConTM PTH – 58-Week Open-Label Extension (OLE) Update May 10, 2021 All product candidates are investigational. For investor communication only. Not for use in promotion or product commercialisation. Exhibit 99.1
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Preliminary PaTH Forward Open-Label Extension (OLE) Data at 58 Weeks 58 subjects continue in the open-label extension beyond 58 weeks* Continued treatment with TransCon PTH demonstrated that: 91% of subjects were off standard of care therapy** Urinary calcium maintained in the normal range Bone markers trended towards the mid-normal levels Quality of life benefits measured by SF-36 continued within normal range TransCon PTH was well-tolerated at all doses administered No treatment-related serious or severe adverse events occurred, and no treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) led to discontinuation of study drug No change to the safety profile in the OLE portion of the study Preliminary PaTH Forward OLE week 58 data from live database snapshot. Data on file. *As of May 7, 2021. **Not taking active vitamin D and taking ≤600 mg/day of calcium supplements. Preliminary data support TransCon PTH as a potential hormone replacement therapy for adult HP
OLE starts PaTH Forward OLE Mean Active Vitamin D Dose TransCon PTH enabled discontinuation of active vitamin D within two weeks of treatment initiation Preliminary PaTH Forward OLE week 58 data from live database snapshot. Data on file. Mean Active Vitamin D Dose µg/day (± SE) Weeks
OLE starts PaTH Forward OLE Mean Calcium Supplement Dose TransCon PTH enabled rapid and continuous calcium supplement reduction; 40 of 58 subjects were taking 0 mg, and 53 of 58 subjects were taking 0 to 600 mg at week 58 Preliminary PaTH Forward OLE week 58 data from live database snapshot. Data on file. Mean Calcium Dose mg/day (± SE) Weeks
Mean Calcium Corrected for Albumin mg/dL (± SE) PaTH Forward OLE Mean Serum Calcium and Mean 24-Hour Urine Calcium Preliminary PaTH Forward OLE week 58 data from live database snapshot. Data on file. ULN = Upper limit of normal. Mean 24-hour Urine Calcium mg/24hr (± SE) Mean 24-hour urine calcium normalized while maintaining normal mean serum calcium Mean Serum Calcium Mean 24-hour Urine Calcium Weeks ULN (men) ULN (women) Normal range
PaTH Forward OLE SF-36® Health Survey Domain Mean Scores (SD) - Continued Normalization of Quality of Life Preliminary PaTH Forward OLE week 58 data from live database snapshot. Data on file. Green: Means above lower limit of population norm (47) All TransCon PTH (N = 59) SF-36 Domain Baseline Week 26 Week 58 Physical Function 46 (10) 51 (6) 51 (6) Role Physical 42 (10) 50 (7) 50 (8) Bodily Pain 45 (10) 50 (9) 50 (8) General Health 43 (10) 51 (8) 51 (9) Vitality 43 (11) 53 (8) 51 (10) Social Functioning 43 (10) 52 (6) 52 (7) Role Emotional 43 (13) 50 (7) 49 (8) Mental Health 46 (9) 52 (7) 50 (9) Physical Component Summary 44 (11) 50 (8) 51 (8) Mental Component Summary 44 (11) 52 (8) 50 (9)
OLE starts OLE starts PaTH Forward OLE - P1NP and CTx Bone Markers Preliminary PaTH Forward OLE week 58 data from live database snapshot. Data on file. Procollagen 1N-Terminal Propeptide ng/mL (± SE) TransCon PTH treatment initially increased the levels of anabolic and catabolic bone markers which were trending to mid-normal levels at 58 weeks Mean P1NP Type I Collagen C-Telopeptides ng/L (± SE) Mean CTx Weeks Weeks
Preliminary PaTH Forward OLE Safety Summary at 58 Weeks TransCon PTH was well-tolerated at all doses administered 58 out of 59 randomized subjects currently receiving TransCon PTH in OLE* No drug-related serious TEAEs were reported No TEAEs leading to discontinuation of study drug TEAEs with TransCon PTH reflect known PTH pharmacology Injections were well-tolerated using pen injector planned for commercial presentation No change to the safety profile in the OLE portion of the study Preliminary PaTH Forward OLE week 58 data from live database snapshot. Data on file. *As of May 7, 2021. TEAE = Treatment emergent adverse event No subjects had TEAEs related to hyper- or hypocalcemia leading to ER/urgent care visit and/or hospitalization
PaTH Forward OLE Overall TEAE Summary Preliminary PaTH Forward OLE week 58 data from live database snapshot. Data on file. Percentages are calculated based on the number of subjects in the Safety Population. In the severity categories, subjects are displayed for the highest severity only. An AE is considered a TEAE if it occurred after the first dose of TransCon PTH. *Headache, hypocalcemia, nausea, dizziness, paresthesia, hypercalcemia and asthenia occurred in two or more subjects. All TransCon PTH (N = 59) All TransCon PTH (N = 59) Subjects With – n (%) Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events (TEAE) 37 (63) 44 (75) Serious TEAE 2 (3) 3 (5) Severity Severe TEAE 1 (2) 2 (3) Moderate TEAE 9 (15) 10 (17) Mild TEAE 27 (46) 32 (54) Related TEAE* 14 (24) 16 (27) Serious Related TEAE 0 0 TEAE Related to Hyper- or Hypocalcemia Leading to ER/Urgent Care Visit and/or Hospitalization 0 0 TEAE Leading to Discontinuation of Study Drug 0 0 TEAE Leading to Discontinuation of Trial 0 0 TEAE Leading to Death 0 0 Up to Week 58 Up to Week 26
TransCon PTH: A Potential PTH Replacement Therapy Preliminary phase 2 PaTH Forward OLE results at 58 weeks demonstrated:* Durable benefits of TransCon PTH TransCon PTH was well-tolerated at all doses Subjects appeared to be establishing physiologic calcium metabolism* Bone markers continued to trend towards the mid-normal levels Urine calcium normal 58 subjects continue in open-label extension beyond 58 weeks** Further optimization of TransCon PTH dosing being implemented 84-week topline OLE update anticipated in Q4 2021 Expect to file CTN for Japanese adult HP phase 3 study in Q2 2021 North American and European phase 3 PaTHway Trial topline results expected Q4 2021 *Preliminary PaTH Forward OLE week 58 data from live database snapshot. Data on file. **As of May 7, 2021.