IRVING, Texas, Aug. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:RETA) ("Reata" or the "Company") today announced the enrollment of the first patient in the Phase 3 portion of the CARDINAL trial of bardoxolone methyl ("bardoxolone") in patients with chronic kidney disease ("CKD") caused by Alport syndrome. The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and efficacy of bardoxolone in Alport syndrome patients and to determine if Alport syndrome patients experience improvements in kidney function compared to placebo.
"We are very pleased to begin enrollment of the Phase 3 portion of the CARDINAL study, and we are encouraged by the enthusiasm for bardoxolone that we have experienced within the renal community. We hope to demonstrate that bardoxolone can serve as a meaningful new treatment option for patients with Alport syndrome," said Warren Huff, Reata's Chief Executive Officer and President.
About Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Reata is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops novel therapeutics for patients with serious or life-threatening diseases by targeting molecular pathways involved in the regulation of cellular metabolism and inflammation. Reata's two most advanced clinical candidates, bardoxolone methyl and omaveloxolone, target the important transcription factor Nrf2 that promotes the resolution of inflammation by restoring mitochondrial function, reducing oxidative stress, and inhibiting pro-inflammatory signaling.
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