09 Jun, 2014 Pre-Clinical Data with ALN-CC5 for Treatment of Complement-Mediated Diseases
We presented pre-clinical data with our Development Candidate for ALN-CC5, a subcutaneously administered investigational RNAi therapeutic targeting complement component C5 in development for the treatment of complement-mediated diseases, at the 7th International Conference on Complement Therapeutics, held June 6 – 11, 2014, in Olympia, Greece. These data demonstrate that ALN-CC5 led to an up to 98.7% knockdown of serum C5 and an up to 96.8% inhibition of complement activity in non-human primates (NHP) with weekly subcutaneous dose administration.
ALN-CC5 utilizes our Enhanced Stabilization Chemistry (ESC)-GalNAc-conjugate technology, which enables subcutaneous dosing with increased potency and durability and a wide therapeutic index. We believe that ALN-CC5 – part of our “Alnylam 5×15” product strategy – could represent a novel approach for the treatment of complement-mediated diseases, with a potentially competitive profile compared with intravenously administered anti-C5 monoclonal antibody therapy.