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Regado Biosciences to Present at the 2010 Wedbush Securities Life Sciences Best Ideas MAC: Management Access Conference

Basking Ridge, NJ – July 27, 2010 - Regado Biosciences, a privately held company leading the development of antithrombotic aptamers with active control agents, announced that David J. Mazzo, PhD., President and CEO, will be presenting at Wedbush Securities Life Sciences Best Ideas MAC: Management Access Conference, at the Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City on August 3, 2010. 

Dr. Mazzo’s presentation will be given at 8:00 a.m. EDT in the Lorica Room and will include an overview of the Company’s pipeline with emphasis on its lead development program, the innovative anticoagulant system REG1.  The conference is expected to feature more than 30 companies and have more than 150 institutional investors in attendance. 

ABOUT REGADO BIOSCIENCES

Regado Biosciences is pioneering a new therapeutic technology with the creation and development of two-component drug systems.  Each system comprises a nuclease-stabilized RNA aptamer that can be controlled directly by its specific and complementary oligonucleotide active control agent.  This technology is being applied to injectable antithrombotics (including anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents) in the acute and sub-acute care setting, a multi-billion dollar market in need of therapeutics with improved safety profiles and a greater degree of therapeutic control.  Regado’s technology is designed to give physicians the ability to actively and directly control each system’s therapeutic effect providing a safe and unique approach to personalized medicine.

ABOUT REG1, REG2 and REG3 

Regado’s lead program, the anticoagulant system REG1, consists of two parenteral agents both administered by IV bolus, the first being a potent highly selective Factor IXa inhibitor (pegnivacogin, a.k.a. RB006) and the second being its complementary active control agent (anivamersen, a.k.a. RB007).  Anivamersen can be used to selectively completely or partially reverse the anticoagulant effect of pegnivacogin.  REG1, presently in a phase 2b clinical trial (the RADAR trial), is intended for application in arterial thrombosis applications, initially in Acute Coronary Syndrome patients intended for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.  A clinical program in Open Heart Surgery [including coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and valve repair/replacement] is also under development.  REG2, Regado’s second product candidate, consists of a subcutaneously administered depot formulation of pegnivacogin paired with the IV bolus formulation of anivamersen.  REG2 recently completed single escalating dose phase 1 clinical testing (the first successful subcutaneous application of an aptamer in humans) and is planned to be studied in a multiple escalating dose clinical trial in late 2010 or early 2011.  It is intended for use in venous thrombosis indications such as venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in patients undergoing abdominal surgery.  REG3, Regado’s third program, consists of a specific GPVI inhibitor and its active control agent (RB571 and RB515, respectively).  REG3 is planned to enter phase 1 human clinical testing in 2011 and will be indicated for antiplatelet therapy.  Information pertaining to Regado’s clinical programs may be obtained at www.clinicaltrials.gov.

ABOUT APTAMERS

Pegnivacogin is a member of a class of compounds called aptamers.  Aptamers are single stranded oligonucleotides that adopt a specific conformation enabling direct, specific inhibition of the targeted protein.   A key unique feature of aptamers derives from the fact that they are formed from nucleic acids.  As such, their pharmacologic activity can be controlled by a matched, complementary oligonucleotide active control agent (the Watson-Crick base pair complement of a fraction of the agent to be controlled), which can bind to the aptamer, removing it from its target and reversing its biologic effects.

 


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