Akero Therapeutics to Present Late-Breaking Oral and Poster presentations on EFX Today at AASLD’s The Liver Meeting® 2022
November 07, 2022 at 07:30 AM EST
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akero Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKRO), a clinical-stage company developing transformational treatments for patients with serious metabolic diseases marked by high unmet medical need, announced it will present late-breaking oral and poster presentations on its lead product candidate efruxifermin (EFX) today at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases’ (AASLD) The Liver Meeting 2022 being held in Washington, D.C.
"We’re looking forward to sharing our recently reported Week 24 results from the Phase 2b HARMONY study in patients with pre-cirrhotic NASH (F2-F3) with the scientific community at The Liver Meeting®,” said Andrew Cheng, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Akero. "We believe these results are an important milestone for the NASH community and contribute to the growing body of evidence that EFX has the potential to treat the core facets of NASH and become a foundational monotherapy. We also look forward to sharing new data about how EFX’s bivalent molecular structure has the potential to deliver differentiated pharmacology through sustained receptor engagement, which may be an important contributing factor to the robustness of our Phase 2b HARMONY results."
Details of the presentations are as follows:
Oral Presentation Title: Efruxifermin (EFX) in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis with fibrosis: results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2b trial (HARMONY)
Poster Presentation Title: Efruxifermin (EFX), a bivalent Fc-FGF21 analog, demonstrates improved biophysical and pharmacological engagement with live cells compared to monovalent FGF21 analogs
About the HARMONY Study
About Akero Therapeutics
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