Zealand Pharma announces Boehringer Ingelheim survodutide Phase 2 trial shows 83% of adults treated achieved groundbreaking results in liver disease due to MASH, with significant improvements in fibrosis

"Survodutide Phase 2 Trial Results"

Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ZEAL) today announced that Boehringer Ingelheim has reported that up to 83.0% of adults treated with survodutide (BI 456906) achieved a statistically significant improvement of metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH) versus placebo (18.2%) in a Phase 2 trial [response difference: 64.8% (CI 51.1% – 78.6%), p-value (p<0.0001)]. The trial met its primary endpoint with survodutide reaching a biopsy-proven improvement in MASH after 48 weeks, without worsening of fibrosis stages F1, F2 and F3 (mild to moderate or advanced scarring). Survodutide also met all secondary endpoints, including a statistically significant improvement in liver fibrosis. Full data will be presented in the coming months.

“We are very excited by the positive topline Phase 2 trial results for survodutide in MASH announced today by Boehringer Ingelheim and we look forward to the planned disclosure of the full data at a scientific congress in the first half of this year,” said David Kendall, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Zealand Pharma. “Furthermore, we are delighted with the announcement that Boehringer intends to move forward with further development in MASH as quickly as possible, as they progress with study recruitment in the ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial program for obesity.”

The double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 trial studied three doses of survodutide at 2.4 mg, 4.8 mg, and 6.0 mg. Top-line results demonstrated an improvement in MASH, at all doses explored in the trial. Treatment with survodutide did not show unexpected safety or tolerability issues, including at the higher dose of 6.0 mg.

For additional information please refer to Boehringer Ingelheim’s press release from today available at survodutide top-line results MASH fibrosis | Boehringer Ingelheim (boehringer-ingelheim.com)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *