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Chinook Therapeutics Announces Upcoming Presentations at the 5th Chronic Kidney Disease Drug Development Summit

February 28, 2023 at 8:00 AM EST

SEATTLE, Feb. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chinook Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: KDNY), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of precision medicines for kidney diseases, today announced upcoming presentations at the 5th Chronic Kidney Disease Drug Development (CKD) Summit in Boston, MA from March 7 – 9, 2023.

Chinook will participate in the following panel discussions and presentation:

Panel Discussion: Rare, Diabetic & Hypertensive Kidney Disease: What do Payers and Regulators Need to See?
  • Beyond hard endpoints: what is an approvable and achievable endpoint in diabetic and rare kidney diseases?
  • Harmonizing global regulations and patient metrics
  • Considering future principles of reimbursement and benchmarking clinical benefit in the context of new approved therapies
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 3:00 pm EST
Participant: Tom Frohlich, Chief Operating Officer of Chinook Therapeutics
Presentation: From Positive Proof of Concept to Phase III Registration Trial: Designing & Executing Robust Clinical Trials in Rare Disease Indications
  • Accelerating development of BION-1301 for the treatment of IgAN
  • Exploring disease-modifying biomarkers assessments and optimizing trial design in rare disease populations
  • To orphan drug designation and beyond: enhancing clinical outcome in defined patient cohorts
Date/Time: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 8:00 am EST
Participant: Andrew King, DVM, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of Chinook Therapeutics
Panel Discussion: Accelerated Approval, Small Patient Populations & Precision Medicine: Executing Clinical Trials in Rare Kidney Diseases
  • Clarifying heterogeneous disease pathogenesis to investigate exciting targets
  • Analyzing the landscape for early and disease specific biomarkers to monitor disease progression
  • Navigating patient enrollment in the context of exploding competition for patients with specific disease criteria
Date/Time: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 9:30 am EST
Participant: Andrew King, DVM, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of Chinook Therapeutics
Panel Discussion: Redefining Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria in Trials to Optimize Development & Study Multiple Outcomes
  • Navigating inclusion of patients with underlying conditions and comorbidities
  • Diabetic complications, cardiovascular complications, children and transplant patients: who should we be including in trials?
  • Rethinking patient selection through reviewing staging, fast progressors and comorbidities to reflect target patient groups
Date/Time: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 11:00 am EST
Participant: Charlotte Jones-Burton, MD, MS, Senior Vice President of Product Development and Strategy of Chinook Therapeutics

For more information on these and other presentations, please visit the CKD Summit website.

About Chinook Therapeutics, Inc.
Chinook Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing precision medicines for kidney diseases. Chinook’s product candidates are being investigated in rare, severe chronic kidney disorders with opportunities for well-defined clinical pathways. Chinook’s lead program is atrasentan, a phase 3 endothelin receptor antagonist for the treatment of IgA nephropathy and proteinuric glomerular diseases. BION-1301, an anti-APRIL monoclonal antibody, is being evaluated in a phase 1/2 trial for IgA nephropathy. CHK-336, an oral small molecule LDHA inhibitor for the treatment of hyperoxalurias, is being evaluated in a phase 1 clinical trial in healthy volunteers. In addition, Chinook’s research and discovery efforts are focused on building a pipeline of precision medicines for rare, severe chronic kidney diseases with defined genetic and molecular drivers. Chinook is leveraging insights from kidney single cell RNA sequencing and large CKD patient cohorts that have been comprehensively panomically phenotyped, with retained biosamples and prospective clinical follow-up, to discover and develop therapeutic candidates with mechanisms of action targeted against key kidney disease pathways. To learn more, visit

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