Efruxifermin is under clinical development by Akero Therapeutics and currently in Phase III for Liver Cirrhosis. According to GlobalData, Phase III drugs for Liver Cirrhosis have a 44% phase transition success rate (PTSR) indication benchmark for progressing into Pre-Registration. GlobalData’s report assesses how Efruxifermin’s drug-specific PTSR and Likelihood of Approval (LoA) scores compare to the indication benchmarks. Buy the report here.

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Efruxifermin overview

Efruxifermin (AKR-001) is under development for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), type 2 diabetes and cirrhosis due to NASH. The drug candidate is a long-acting fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) analog. It is a fusion protein obtained by the fusion of Fc domain of human IgG1 to the N-terminus of human mature FGF21 via a linker peptide. The drug candidate acts by targeting fibroblast growth factor receptors 1, 2, 3. It is administered through subcutaneous route. It was also under development for obesity.

Akero Therapeutics overview

Akero Therapeutics is a clinical-stage company. It is engaged in the development of transformational treatments for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is a serious liver disease without any approved therapies. Akero’s lead product candidate, efruxifermin (EFX), is an engineered Fc-FGF21 fusion protein. EFX is engineered to mimic an endogenous hormone that alleviates cellular stress and regulates metabolism throughout the body. It is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2b clinical trial as a potential treatment for NASH. It also develops medicines for the treatment of metabolic diseases. The company is funded by Atlas Venture, ATP, venBio Partners, and Versant Ventures. The company operates through offices in Massachusetts and California. Akero Therapeutics is headquartered in San Francisco, California, US.

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This content was updated on 10 June 2024

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