AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK) of N9-GP.
METHODS: Data from 41 previously treated haemophilia B patients, enrolled globally (16 adolescents/adults and 25 children; FIX activity ≤0.02 IU mL-1) with no history of FIX inhibitors, were included. N9-GP was administered once-weekly as 10 IU kg-1or 40 IU kg-1in adolescents/adults and 40 IU kg-1in children. Blood was sampled up to 168 h (1 week) post dose. Standard PK was estimated on the basis of plasma FIX activity vs. time (PK profiles) using non-compartmental methods. Furthermore, a population PK analysis and FIX activity predictions were performed.
RESULTS: Incremental recoveries were 0.02 (IU mL-1)/(IU kg-1) in both adolescents/adults and children. The extended half-life resulted in mean trough levels of 0.27 IU mL-1for adolescents/adults and 0.17 IU mL-1for children at steady-state after weekly dosing at 40 IU kg-1. The population PK analysis confirmed a mono-exponential decay in FIX activity and allowed for predictions of FIX activity for adolescents/adults above 0.15 IU mL-1at all times and 6.4 days week-1in children.
CONCLUSION: N9-GP has the potential to shift previously treated haemophilia B patients from a severe/moderate disease state into a mild- or non-haemophilic range for most of the dosing interval, which is expected to reduce the number of bleeding episodes.