A Message from Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer to Our Patients, Healthcare Providers, and Other Stakeholders During the Rapidly Evolving COVID-19 Pandemic:
We are following guidance from the
Akebia is dedicated to providing both patients and healthcare providers with outstanding service and quality products. We remain committed to these standards and will proactively reach out to healthcare providers in order to facilitate patient continuity of care during this challenging time. As always, if you have any questions about accessing our marketed therapy, please contact your local sales representative or refer to AkebiaCares, our patient access program, for further information.
In these unprecedented times, we are reminded about the critical nature of our therapies and our business. Our business and operational continuity plans are in effect and at this time, we remain confident that Akebia has the resources to meet the needs of our patients and healthcare providers, and we believe we can continue to perform the work needed to complete our clinical programs for vadadustat, our investigational oral hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor (HIF-PHI). Importantly, we have a strong capital base. As of
The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving and we will continue to monitor it closely to ensure we are doing everything we can for our patients, healthcare providers, employees and community.
President and Chief Executive Officer
1The Company’s cash runway, consistent with previous commentary, includes the receipt of a
Vadadustat is an oral hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase (HIF-PH) inhibitor currently in global Phase 3 development for the treatment of anemia due to CKD. Vadadustat is designed to mimic the physiologic effect of altitude on oxygen availability. At higher altitudes, the body responds to lower oxygen availability with stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor, which can lead to increased red blood cell production and improved oxygen delivery to tissues. Vadadustat is an investigational therapy and is not approved by the
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