Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RETA) ("Reata," the "Company," or "we"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that Nasdaq has halted trading of the Company's common stock.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ("FDA") Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee ("Advisory Committee") is meeting to review the Company's New Drug Application ("NDA") for bardoxolone methyl ("bardoxolone") for the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease caused by Alport syndrome.
The Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm ET. The briefing materials can be found on the FDA website at: https://www.fda.gov/advisory-committees/advisory-committee-calendar/december-8-2021-meeting-cardiovascular-and-renal-drugs-advisory-committee-meeting-announcement#event-information. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act date for completion of the review of the NDA for bardoxolone is February 25, 2022.
Reata is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops novel therapeutics for patients with serious or life-threatening diseases by targeting molecular pathways involved in the regulation of cellular metabolism and inflammation. Reata's two most advanced clinical candidates, bardoxolone and omaveloxolone, target the important transcription factor Nrf2 that promotes the resolution of inflammation by restoring mitochondrial function, reducing oxidative stress, and inhibiting pro-inflammatory signaling. Bardoxolone and omaveloxolone are investigational drugs, and their safety and efficacy have not been established by any agency.
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