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Akebia Therapeutics gets thumbs up from clinical trial, investors

Updated 6:47 p.m. Small molecule discovery and development company Akebia Therapeutics Inc. reported positive results from a second Phase 1 clinical trial of its anemia drug, as well as the second closing of a $16 million financing round announced almost a year ago, boosting the round to $17 million. Startup Akebia is racing to the […]


Cardiovascular biopharma Akebia takes additional funding to develop 2 drugs

The company stated it raised additional money to ensure the development of two of its drugs. Akebia plans later this year to start Phase I clinical trials on an oral medication designed to create new red blood cells in anemia patients. In addition, it wants to establish a human clinical proof of concept for a second drug that prevents vascular leak syndrome, in which blood components leak out of veins and into other systems -- a side effect of some cancer treatments.