Interview with Xortx Therapeutics CEO, Dr Allen Davidoff discussing their commercial journey from early development to launch


Dr Allen Davidoff

Episode Description

P4A are joined by Xortx Therapeutics’ CEO, Dr Allen Davidoff, as he discusses the commercial plans for their novel therapy XRX-008 to treat patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD).

Allen discusses the company vision for developing novel therapies for rare progressive kidney disorders, and tells us about the launch journey for their main therapeutic candidate for AKPKD. How they managed to complete enrolment for late phase study in record time by engaging with patients and advocacy groups early, to really understand the patient journey and how the disease affects their quality of life. This helped to shape the clinical trial design by truly putting the patients at the forefront of all decisions and to ensure they were involved at all stages of the process, to be as burdensome as possible. This helps to ensure; 1, you find the right patients quickly 2, aids swift recruitment & retention rates are high 3. faster time to the market.


Dr. Allen W. Davidoff, Ph.D. (15 years drug development experience ), Currently President and CEO of XORTX Therapeutics Inc (2013- ), Formerly, Chief Scientific Officer, VP Product Development and co-founder of Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp (Trillium Therapeutics- TRIL: NASDAQ) (7 yrs). Prior to Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp., Senior Scientist and Head of Pharmacology at Cardiome Pharma Corp. Dr. Davidoff has 12 + years of therapeutic drug development experience with a focus on clinical and regulatory developmental affairs, in the US, Canada, Germany, Denmark, and India. Senior management and leadership experience includes pharmaceutical non-clinical and clinical R&D including 2 investigational new drug (“IND”) applications or supplemental IND’s, 2 phase I studies (4 multi-country), 7 phase II studies, and 1 NDA.

Dr Allen Davidoff: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allen-davidoff-9a80968/

XORTX Therapeutics

XORTX Therapeutics, Inc. is a drug based biotechnology company primarily focused on orphan disease indications which have aberrant purine metabolism and frequently high serum uric acid imbalance. Our focus on developing kidney therapies also includes therapeutics programs for large markets such as diabetic nephropathy and acute kidney injury associated with respiratory virus infections such as SARS-CoV-2.

We possess patents and patent applications that may include U.S. and international rights regarding the development of uric acid-lowering agents for the treatment of hypertension, insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and kidney injury.

XORTX Therapeutics: https://www.xortx.com/

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