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Takeda acquires PvP Biologics and with it TAK 062 to treat celiac disease.

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Published:28th Feb 2020
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced that it has acquired PvP Biologics, Inc. following the conclusion of a Phase 1 proof-of-mechanism study of investigational medicine TAK 062 (Kuma062) for the treatment of uncontrolled celiac disease. TAK 062 is a potential best-in-class, highly potent super glutenase – a protein that degrades ingested gluten – that was computationally engineered to treat celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disease where the ingestion of gluten leads to inflammation and damage in the small intestine. “Many people living with celiac disease manage their symptoms by following a gluten-free diet, but there is no treatment for those who continue to experience severe symptoms,” said Asit Parikh M.D., Ph.D., Head, Gastroenterology Therapeutic Area Unit at Takeda. “PvP Biologics’ work demonstrated that TAK 062 is a highly targeted therapy that could change the standard of care in celiac disease. We are now applying our deep expertise in gastrointestinal diseases to advance the clinical study of TAK 062 and TAK 101, two programs with different modalities that have both demonstrated clinical proof of mechanism.”
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