Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. outlines its expected HAE milestones and strategic priorities for 2022:
“Unequivocally, 2021 was a landmark year for Intellia. We demonstrated that our proprietary CRISPR-based platform and LNP technology can turn revolutionary science into potentially transformational medicines. Our platform enables us to advance genome editing approaches, which maximizes our ability to target a multitude of life-threatening diseases,” says Intellia President and CEO John Leonard, M.D. “As we begin 2022 with great momentum, we are poised to significantly expand our full-spectrum pipeline of potentially curative therapies with the nomination of new in vivo candidates and our first allogeneic development candidate during the year. Importantly, we look forward to sharing interim results from the Phase 1/2 study of NTLA-2002, which we expect will further demonstrate the modularity of our genome editing platform.”
NTLA-2002 leverages Intellia’s proprietary in vivo LNP delivery technology to knock out the KLKB1 gene in the liver with the potential to permanently reduce total plasma kallikrein protein and activity, a key mediator of HAE. This investigational approach aims to prevent attacks for people living with HAE by providing continuous suppression of plasma kallikrein activity following a single dose and to eliminate the significant treatment burden associated with currently available HAE therapies. In December 2021, Intellia dosed the first patient in its second clinical study of a CRISPR-based therapeutic candidate evaluating NTLA-2002 for HAE. The first-in-human Phase 1/2 trial is expected to evaluate the safety, tolerability and activity of NTLA-2002 in adults with Type I or Type II HAE.
The Company expects to present interim data from the Phase 1/2 study in the second half of 2022. These results are expected to characterize the emerging safety and activity profile of NTLA-2002 and demonstrate preliminary proof-of-concept.