ZKN-013 is in development for potential treatment of recessive dystrophic and junctional epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB and JEB) and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
ZKN-013 is Eloxx’s first drug candidate from its TURBO-ZM™ platform to gain clearance for clinical testing
“FDA clearance to begin our planned single ascending dose trial is an important milestone towards providing a potential treatment option for patients with RDEB and JEB,” said
Further SAD and multiple ascending dose (MAD) testing is expected to be conducted following the completion of the planned dose cohorts in the SAD study and discussion with the FDA. The MAD testing could potentially include RDEB patients given the strong benefit/risk in patients cited by the FDA.
ZKN-013 Preclinical Activity in RDEB, JEB and FAP
ZKN-013 has demonstrated robust functional preclinical activity in RDEB and JEB patient cells and in APCmin (multiple intestinal neoplasia) mice.
Eloxx also plans to develop ZKN-013 for the treatment of FAP patients with nonsense mutations characterized by proliferation of colon polyps and progression to colon cancer. In
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Source: Eloxx Pharmaceuticals