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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (KERX) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of life-threatening diseases including renal disease and cancer. The Company is developing Zerenex (ferric citrate), an oral, iron-based compound that has the capacity to bind to phosphate and form non-absorbable complexes. Zerenex is in phase II clinical development for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia (elevated phosphate levels) in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). KERX is developing KRX-0401 (perifosine), oral anti-cancer agent that modulates Akt, a protein in the body associated with tumor survival and growth. KRX-0401 is in phase II clinical development for multiple tumor types.

In the report, the analyst notes:

"KERX and AEterna Zentaris recently announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Fast Track designation for perifosine, a novel, potentially first-in-class, oral anti-cancer agent that inhibits the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway, for the treatment of refractory advanced colorectal cancer. Fast Track designated drugs ordinarily qualify for priority review, thereby expediting the FDA review process ...

"According to the report, a randomized, double-blind phase III trial investigating perifosine in combination with capecitabine (Xeloda®) versus placebo in combination with capecitabine (Xeloda®) in patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer is expected to commence this quarter under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) with the FDA."

SOURCE Beacon Equity Research


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