Pliant Therapeutics Reports Positive Results Of Phase 1 Clinical Study

April 9, 2019

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA — April 9, 2019 — Pliant Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing treatments for fibrotic diseases, today announced the successful completion of its first-in-human clinical study of its lead product candidate, PLN-74809. The small molecule inhibitor of the αVβ6 and αVβ1 integrins was shown to be safe and well tolerated in healthy volunteers, and the results support further development in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a chronic and progressive fibrotic lung disease with few treatment options.

The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of PLN-74809 clearly demonstrated the small molecule’s good oral bioavailability in humans and its dose-proportional pharmacokinetics after a single dose and following 14 days of once-daily administration, at doses ranging from 10 to 75 mg. The compound was well-tolerated across all doses in 71 study participants and its long half-life supports once-daily dosing.

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