Omeros Corporation Announces Upcoming Presentations at ASH Annual Meeting
-- New and Updated Data from Ongoing Phase 2 Study of OMS906 in Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria Selected for Podium Presentation --
Both abstracts were published today and are now available on the ASH website at www.hematology.org. Details of the congress presentations are found below.
OMS906, a Novel Alternative Pathway MASP-3 Inhibitor, Normalizes Hemoglobin Levels and Increases Clone Size in Treatment-Naïve PNH Patients (Abstract #573)
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Alternative Pathway MASP-3 Inhibitor OMS906 Effectively and Potently Inhibits Complement-Mediated Hemolysis in Preclinical Models Mechanistically Similar to Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (Abstract #4082)
The presentation materials associated with each abstract will be made available on Omeros’ website at www.omeros.com following the congress presentations.
OMS906 is an investigational human monoclonal antibody targeting mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-3 (MASP-3), the key activator of the complement system’s alternative pathway. The complement system plays a central role in inflammation and becomes activated as a result of tissue damage or microbial infection. Responsible for the conversion of pro-complement factor D to complement factor D, MASP-3 is believed to be the premier target in the alternative pathway – it has the lowest native circulating level and low relative clearance compared to the other alternative pathway proteins and, unlike C5 and C3 blockers, MASP-3 inhibition leaves intact the lytic arm of the classical pathway, important for fighting infection. Also, unlike other components of the alternative pathway, MASP-3 is believed not to be an acute phase reactant, which could provide a significant advantage to MASP-3 inhibitors, like OMS906, over other alternative pathway inhibitors. MASP-3 inhibitors are thought to have preventive or therapeutic effects across a broad range of diseases including paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), atypical HUS, traumatic brain injury, arthritis, wet age-related macular degeneration, ischemia-reperfusion injury, transplant-related complications and other immune-related disorders.
Omeros is an innovative biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market and orphan indications targeting immunologic disorders including complement-mediated diseases, cancers, and addictive and compulsive disorders. Omeros’ lead MASP-2 inhibitor narsoplimab targets the lectin pathway of complement and is the subject of a biologics license application (BLA) pending before FDA for the treatment of hematopoietic stem cell transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (HSCT-TMA). Omeros’ long-acting MASP-2 inhibitor OMS1029 is currently in a Phase 1 clinical trial. OMS906, Omeros’ inhibitor of MASP-3, the key activator of the alternative pathway of complement, is advancing in clinical programs for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), complement 3 (C3) glomerulopathy. Funded by the
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