ASN Kidney Week 2018: Data Presented from Two Japanese Phase 3 Studies on Roxadustat in the Treatment of Anemia Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients on Dialysis

TOKYO and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas”) and FibroGen, Inc. (Nasdaq: FGEN, CEO: Thomas B. Neff, “FibroGen”) today announced the presentation of data from two Japanese Phase 3 studies (1517-CL-0302 and 1517-CL-0307) of roxadustat (development code: ASP1517/FG-4592) for the treatment of anemia associated with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in patients on dialysis at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2018 that was held October 23 – 28, 2018 in San Diego, California.The 1517-CL-0302 study evaluated the efficacy and safety of roxadustat in Japanese CKD patients on peritoneal d…

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