Approximately 5,000 Children and Adults in the United States and 22,000 Globally Are Affected with Friedreich’s Ataxia, a Life-Threatening Disease with No Approved Therapies

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RETA) (“Reata,” the “Company,” or “we”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has completed its pre-New Drug Application (“NDA”) meeting with the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for omaveloxolone for the treatment of patients with Friedreich’s ataxia and reaffirmed its plan to submit an NDA in the first quarter of 2022.

The purpose of the pre-NDA meeting was to discuss the content of Reata’s planned NDA submission. We plan to submit the NDA seeking standard approval for omaveloxolone for the treatment of Friedrich’s ataxia. We are not planning to conduct a second pre-approval clinical study prior to the submission. The FDA indicated that the appropriate approval pathway would be a matter of review after submission of the NDA. In response to our questions about the contents of the filing and because of the seriousness of the indication, the FDA exercised its discretion subject to review to permit us to submit the results of certain nonclinical and clinical studies after approval.

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