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Investigational Therapy Altemia Achieves Main Endpoints in Pediatric Sickle Cell Trial

Sancilio Pharmaceuticals says its investigational therapy Altemia (SC411) achieved primary and secondary endpoints in a clinical trial with sickle cell patients 5 to 17 years old. Altemia is a combination of specific lipids designed to restore balance to the membrane of red blood cells that are damaged in sickle cell disease patients. The therapy uses Sancilio’s proprietary Advanced Lipid Technologies (ALT) platform.

The Phase 2 trial (NCT02973360) primary endpoint was the change from baseline in the concentration of fatty acids in the red blood cell membrane of patients treated with one of the three active doses of Altemia, or matching placebo. Fatty acids are a major component of cellular membrane.