Pliant Therapeutics Announces Multiple Presentations at the 2022 American Thoracic Society International Conference
Five posters include data across biomarker, target engagement, and mechanism studies supporting
development of PLN-74809, a dual-selective inhibitor of αvβ6/αvβ1 integrins, in IPF
Pliant selected for featured presentation at the ATS 2022 Respiratory Innovation Summit
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pliant Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLRX), a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of fibrosis, today announced that the Company will present five scientific posters at the upcoming 2022 American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference, taking place May 13-18, 2022, in San Francisco, California.
“Our presence at this year’s ATS highlights the significant clinical progress made in advancing our innovative science in support of the development of PLN-74809 as a potential treatment for IPF,” said Éric Lefebvre, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Pliant Therapeutics. “These presentations provide a comprehensive review of recent clinical results illustrating the dose-dependent target engagement and biologic activity of PLN-74809 in human lungs, as well as its favorable safety and tolerability profile. Our teams are looking forward to meeting with IPF experts and discussing these exciting data in San Francisco.”
The following abstracts are posted on ATS 2022’s online itinerary planner and are published in the Online Abstract Issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Poster Session B22: Emerging Management of Fibrotic ILDs
Date: May 16, 2022
Presentation Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PT
Location: Room 212-214 (South Building, Level 2), Moscone Center
Thematic Poster Session C70: New Studies of Lung Fibrosis
Date: May 17, 2022
Presentation Time: 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. PT
Location: Area K, Hall F (North Building, Exhibition Level), Moscone Center
Poster Session D29: Mechanisms in Lung Injury, Repair, and Fibrosis
Date: May 18, 2022
Presentation Time: 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. PT
Location: Room 2022/2024 (West Building, Level 2), Moscone Center
Abstract 816: Pharmacological Inhibitors of Integrin αvβ6 That Differentially Modulate Protein Conformation Are Similarly Effective at Inhibiting Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-β) Signaling in the Fibrotic Lung
Poster Session D30: The Injured Lung: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets
Date: May 18, 2022
Presentation Time: 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. PT
Location: Room 2009/2011 (West Building, Level 2), Moscone Center
Abstract 707: PLN-74809, an Oral, Dual-Selective αvβ6/αvβ1 Inhibitor in Phase 2 Clinical Trials for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Sustainably Reduces Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-β) Activity in the Lungs of Healthy Participants with Once-Daily Dosing
Posters presented at the 2022 ATS Conference will be available on-demand to registered conference attendees and at Pliant’s website under the Publications section at https://pliantrx.com/publications at the time of presentation.
In addition, Pliant was selected as a featured speaker as part of the ATS 2022 Respiratory Innovation Summit, an inter-disciplinary gathering of thought leaders discussing key advances in respiratory research. As part of the Fibrosis Showcase, Greg Cosgrove, M.D., Pliant’s Vice President of Clinical Development, will give an oral presentation with a poster featured in two Poster Networking Sessions.
Session: Fibrosis: Feature Company Showcase
Date: May 14, 2022
Presentation Time: 9:35 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. PT
Poster Networking Session 1: 10:05 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. PT
Poster Networking Session 2: 2:55 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. PT
Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena Salon 7-8
About Pliant Therapeutics, Inc.
Pliant Therapeutics is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel therapies for the treatment of fibrosis. Pliant's lead product candidate, PLN-74809, is an oral small molecule dual selective inhibitor of αvß6 and αvß1 integrins that is in development in the lead indications for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, and primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC. PLN-74809 has received Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for both IPF and PSC. Pliant is currently conducting Phase 2a trials of PLN-74809 in the lead indications of IPF and PSC. Pliant has also developed PLN-1474, a small molecule selective inhibitor of αvß1 for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH with liver fibrosis, which Pliant has transferred to Novartis pursuant to our development partnership. In addition to clinical stage programs, Pliant currently has two preclinical programs targeting oncology and muscular dystrophies. For additional information about Pliant Therapeutics, visit www.pliantrx.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.
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