HemoShear Therapeutics Announces First Two Patients Dosed in Phase 2 Study of Oral Small Molecule HST5040 for Methylmalonic Acidemia (MMA) and Propionic Acidemia (PA)

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HemoShear Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage company developing treatments for rare metabolic disorders, today announced that the first two patients have been dosed in the HERO (HElp Reduce Organic Acids) Phase 2 clinical trial of HST5040, an oral small molecule drug being investigated for the treatment of patients with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) and propionic acidemia (PA). This trial seeks to advance the first oral therapy designed to directly address underlying biochemical causes of these rare and life-threatening diseases.

HemoShear Therapeutics Advances Second Novel Drug Target into Horizon Therapeutics plc Early Discovery Pipeline for Gout

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HemoShear Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held clinical stage biotechnology company, has identified a second drug target for the treatment of gout under its collaboration with Horizon Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: HZNP) that was established in January 2019. Leveraging its proprietary REVEAL-TxTM disease modeling platform, HemoShear has earned two milestone payments to date in accordance with the Horizon exclusive drug discovery agreement. Each milestone acknowledges the validation of a novel drug target and its advancement to a subsequent stage in Horizon’s early discovery pipeline.