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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Filspari (sparsentan) for the Reduction of Proteinuria in IgA Nephropathy

Travere Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTX) announced  the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  approval to Filspari™ (sparsentan) to reduce proteinuria in adults with primary IgAN at risk of rapid disease progression, generally a urine protein-to-creatinine ratio (UPCR) ≥1.5 g/g.

This indication is granted under accelerated approval based on reduction in proteinuria. It has not been established whether Filspari slows kidney function decline in patients with IgAN. The continued approval of Filspari may be contingent upon confirmation of a clinical benefit in the ongoing Phase 3 PROTECT Study, which is designed to demonstrate whether Filspari slows kidney function decline. Topline results from the two-year confirmatory endpoints in the PROTECT Study are expected in the fourth quarter of 2023 and are intended to support traditional approval of Filspari.

Filspari, a once-daily oral medication is designed to selectively target two critical pathways in the disease progression of IgAN (endothelin-1 and angiotensin II), and is the first and only non-immunosuppressive therapy approved for the treatment of this condition. IgAN is a rare kidney disease (RKD) and a leading cause of kidney failure due to glomerular disease, affecting up to 150,000 people in the U.S., with approximately 30,000 to 50,000 of such patients estimated to be addressable under the indication approved via accelerated approval. The Company expects Filspari to be available beginning the week of February 27, 2023, and will be providing a comprehensive patient support program throughout the patient’s treatment journey.

“The accelerated approval of Filspari is a significant milestone on our path to advancing a transformative treatment for the IgA nephropathy community,” said Eric Dube, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, Travere Therapeutics. “As a first-of-its-kind, non-immunosuppressive therapy, we believe Filspari has the potential to ultimately become the new standard of care for IgA nephropathy and offer hope to those living with this condition who until now have had few treatment options. We are grateful to the patients, caregivers, clinical trial investigators, healthcare providers, and advocates who have worked alongside us to develop this innovative first-in-class therapy.”

“Today’s approval of Filspari sets the stage for a new standard of care for IgA nephropathy patients. A high proportion of individuals diagnosed with this disease do not sufficiently respond to the historical standard treatment, which has been therapies that are not indicated for IgA nephropathy. These treatments include hypertension drugs such as angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and systemic glucocorticoids. As a result, many patients have struggled to manage their disease and have progressed more quickly to kidney failure,” said Dr. Brad Rovin, MD, Medical Director at Ohio State University Center for Clinical Research Management, Director of the Division for Nephrology, and steering committee member for the PROTECT clinical trial. “The approval of this innovative treatment is founded in data from the largest head-to-head Phase 3 clinical trial in IgA nephropathy. It is exciting to see that adult patients who are at risk of rapid disease progression, many of whom have waited a very long time for a treatment like this, now have hope for a better future.”

The approval of Filspari, granted under the FDA’s accelerated approval pathway, is based on clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvements in proteinuria compared to an active comparator in the pivotal and ongoing Phase 3 PROTECT Study, the largest head-to-head interventional study to date in IgAN. The PROTECT Study is a global, randomized, multicenter, double-blind, active-controlled clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of 400 mg of Filspari, compared to 300 mg of irbesartan, in 404 patients ages 18 years and up with IgAN and persistent proteinuria despite maximal tolerated ACE or ARB therapy.

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Filspari(sparsentan) for the Reduction of Proteinuria in IgA Nephropathy