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Quark Delayed Graft Function Drug Safe in Phase I

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Quark Pharmaceuticals this week announced the release of phase I data showing its delayed graft function prophylaxis QPI-1002 to be safe in kidney transplant recipients.

QPI-1002, which is designed to silence p53, was tested in 40 transplant recipients of kidneys from deceased donors. Safety data show no dose-limiting toxicities in any cohort, Quark said, supporting the drug's continued development.

The full data from the study are currently under analysis, the company added.

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