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Centessa Pharmaceuticals to Present Additional 52-Weeks of Continuous Treatment Data from Third Year (Part 5) of Ongoing Phase 2a Study of SerpinPC for the Treatment of Hemophilia at the 17th Annual Congress of the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders (EAHAD)

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Centessa Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: CNTA) announces the presentation of additional 52-week data from the ongoing Phase 2a study of SerpinPC for hemophilia treatment at EAHAD Congress. SerpinPC shows promise as a novel inhibitor of activated protein C, with positive results reinforcing its potential as a convenient subcutaneous treatment option.
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The presentation of 52-week continuous treatment data from the Phase 2a study of SerpinPC at the EAHAD Congress is a significant milestone for Centessa Pharmaceuticals. The extended data set could provide crucial insights into the long-term safety and efficacy of SerpinPC, which is vital for regulatory approval processes. Moreover, the differentiation of SerpinPC as a subcutaneously administered treatment could offer a more convenient alternative to intravenous therapies commonly used in hemophilia treatment, potentially improving patient compliance and quality of life.

From a medical research perspective, the novel mechanism of action of SerpinPC, inhibiting activated protein C, could represent a breakthrough in the treatment landscape for hemophilia B. The ability to effectively manage this condition with a different safety profile is noteworthy because it may address unmet needs in the hemophilia community, such as patients with inhibitors to standard treatments.

For investors and stakeholders in Centessa Pharmaceuticals, the progression of SerpinPC through clinical trials is a critical driver of the company's valuation. The presentation of positive results at a prestigious conference like EAHAD can lead to increased investor confidence and potentially positive stock market reactions. However, it is important to consider that the pharmaceutical industry is highly volatile and the stock's performance will also depend on the competitive landscape, the potential market size for SerpinPC and the overall risk profile of the company's pipeline.

Long-term implications for Centessa include the potential for SerpinPC to capture a significant share of the hemophilia treatment market if it receives regulatory approval. This could lead to substantial revenue growth. However, investors should also consider the risks associated with the drug's development, including any potential safety issues that could arise from longer-term data or challenges in the registrational studies.

The hemophilia treatment market is characterized by a need for innovative therapies that can offer improved safety and convenience. The data presented for SerpinPC suggests that it could meet these market demands, which may position Centessa Pharmaceuticals favorably within this niche. The differentiation of SerpinPC as a subcutaneous treatment aligns with current trends towards less invasive and more patient-friendly drug delivery systems.

Understanding the target demographic for SerpinPC—primarily males with severe hemophilia B—market analysts can anticipate the potential adoption rates and market penetration strategies Centessa might employ. The company's ability to communicate the benefits of SerpinPC to healthcare providers and patients will be crucial in establishing its market position against existing treatments.

BOSTON & LONDON, Feb. 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Centessa Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: CNTA) announced that data from an additional 52-weeks of continuous treatment from the third year (Part 5) of the ongoing Phase 2a study of SerpinPC for the treatment of hemophilia, will be presented during an oral presentation at the 17th Annual Congress of the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders (EAHAD) in Frankfurt, Germany, today, February 9, 2024. The Company previously shared Part 5 results during a poster presentation at the 65th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. SerpinPC is an investigational subcutaneously administered novel inhibitor of activated protein C (APC) in registrational studies for the treatment for hemophilia B, with or without inhibitors.

“EAHAD provides an exciting opportunity to highlight the therapeutic potential of SerpinPC,” said Saurabh Saha MD PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Centessa. “The compelling data from the ongoing Phase 2a study further demonstrate the potential for SerpinPC to be a convenient subcutaneous treatment with a differentiated safety profile for people living with hemophilia. These data also reinforce our confidence in SerpinPC’s novel mechanism of action as we continue to advance the registrational studies with the goal of bringing a new therapy option to patients and physicians.”

The abstract accepted for oral presentation is detailed below and included in the online meeting program on the EAHAD website.    

Abstract Title: SerpinPC in persons with severe hemophilia (PwH): Updated results from a multi-center, multi-part, first-in-human study. 
Presenter: Trevor Baglin, Global Head, Hemophilia at Centessa Pharmaceuticals
Date / Time of presentation: Friday, February 9, 2024, 1:45 p.m. CET.
Session Number / Name: OR11. Session 9. Latest Clinical Trial Results.

A copy of the presentation will be made available on the Company’s website after the formal presentation.

The Phase 2a study (AP-0101) is a first-in-human open-label multicenter study to investigate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and efficacy of subcutaneous doses of SerpinPC in male participants with severe hemophilia.

About Centessa Pharmaceuticals  
Centessa Pharmaceuticals plc is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company that aims to discover and develop medicines that are transformational for patients. Our programs span discovery-stage to late-stage development and cover a range of high-value indications. We operate with the conviction that each one of our programs has the potential to change the current treatment paradigm and establish a new standard of care. For more information, visit http://www.centessa.com/, which does not form part of this release.  

About SerpinPC
SerpinPC is a subcutaneously administered novel inhibitor of APC being developed as a potential treatment for hemophilia, regardless of severity or inhibitor status, and which may also be developed to prevent bleeding associated with other bleeding disorders. The registrational program for SerpinPC in hemophilia B includes a set of clinical studies with multiple components. PRESent-5 is an observational feeder study to collect prospective observational data for minimum defined periods before switching to dosing subjects in the interventional studies. The interventional studies include PRESent-2 (moderately severe to severe hemophilia B without inhibitors, and severe hemophilia A with or without inhibitors) and PRESent-3 (hemophilia B with inhibitors). Additional information on the trials can be accessed at www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT05605678NCT05789524NCT05789537). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to SerpinPC for the treatment of hemophilia B, with or without inhibitors. SerpinPC is an investigational agent that has not been approved by the FDA or any other regulatory authority.

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Kristen K. Sheppard, Esq.
SVP of Investor Relations
investors@centessa.com


The ticker symbol for Centessa Pharmaceuticals plc is CNTA.

The data will be presented at the 17th Annual Congress of the European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders (EAHAD) in Frankfurt, Germany.

SerpinPC is an investigational subcutaneously administered novel inhibitor of activated protein C (APC) in registrational studies for the treatment of hemophilia B, with or without inhibitors.

Saurabh Saha MD PhD is the Chief Executive Officer of Centessa Pharmaceuticals plc.

The goal is to bring a new therapy option to patients and physicians for the treatment of hemophilia.
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centessa pharmaceuticals plc is a next-generation biopharmaceutical company that aims to reshape the traditional drug development process. the company applies an asset-centric r&d model at scale to advance a portfolio of highly validated programs led by industry leading teams. each program is developed by a centessa subsidiary and supported by a centralized infrastructure and the centessa management team. the company is headquartered in cambridge, mass.