Hepion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: $HEPA) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of targeted therapies for liver disease arising from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and chronic hepatitis virus infection (HBV, HCV, HDV).
Hepion announced top line data from the low dose cohort in the Company's Phase 2a ‘AMBITION' clinical trial of CRV431, an oral, once daily novel cyclophilin inhibitor. This Phase 2a study is continuing with the higher dose of 225 mg CRV431, with NASH patient dosing expected to be completed in Q1-2021.In 2021, of the more than 300 million people living with HBV infection, 10.5% (27 million) were aware of their infection. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) affects up to 25% of people in the United States. There are currently no medicines that can cure non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease effectively. The same can be said with HBV. With the momentum growing around hepatitis B drug discovery research, we are closer than ever to a cure.
Fact: The inflows have been massive the last 2 weeks. Reason why In just 28 days at the low dose, HEPA CRV431 results were as good as what Madrigal's P3 lead NASH drug took 12 weeks to accomplish.
Bottom line The FDA looks for safety first we have the safest NASH drug our efficacy data is better than MDGL & AKRO. there market caps our almost 10x HEPA. Smart savvy biotech investors with deep pockets know this and are accumulating all they can of HEPA at these levels.
One morning we can wake up and see the price has tripled from its 160 market cap. Also they have 120 million in cash burning under 5 million a quarter. Lots of moving parts here. Gilead & Novo in the mix we will see? A new molecule being added to the pipeline. This management team is experienced 100 years total and world renown experts on cyclophilin inhibitors. They brought a FDA approved blockbuster drug to market already.
June 2021 Hepa Biz Presentation
HEPA Tackling Chronic Liver Disease - CRV431 Mechanism of Action
HEPA GLOBAL NASH CONFERENCE PRESENTATION:
Chairman of the Board, Gary Jacob, is not just a business guy, he's one hell of a biochemist, and you can bet he has a solid grasp of everything that's going on with Hepion.
He's a key player here!
His background goes way beyond what you ordinarily see on the BOD of little R&D biotechs. You might see those with his research background on Scientific Advisory Boards, but they wouldn't have a fraction of the business expertise he's got.
Hepion has the whole package, with this guy!!
Hepion Pharmaceuticals Welcomes Dr. Stephen Harrison to its Scientific Advisory Board
Former Novo Nordisk Executive, Dr. Todd M. Hobbs, Joins Hepion Pharmaceuticals as Chief Medical Officer
Todd Hobbs coming to Hepion. It was published in December. Hobbs' primary focus has always been on diabetes, and I have said many times that there's a blockbuster reason for him leaving his position as Vice President, Chief Medical Officer at Novo Nordisk, a USD 190B global pharmaceutical behemoth, after nearly 17 years there, to come to tiny Hepion.
I believe we'll be hearing about CRV431 in the treatment of diabetes, as it has the highest known potency of any reported cyclophilin inhibitor known, by a wide margin...
Nash Phase 2 & 3 Trials by companies in the space:
AKRO Akero Therapeutics 1.1 Billion Marketcap 240 Million in cash
MDGL Madrigal Pharmaceutical 1.7 Billion Marketcap 300 Million in cash
HEPA Hepion Pharmaceuticals 160 Million market cap 120 million in cash
Currently trading at $2.2 due to a public offering of 44.000.000 shares $2
According to analysts' consensus price target of $80.00, Hepion Pharmaceuticals has a forecasted upside of 3,503.6% from its current price of $2.22.