Tricida, Inc. , Tricida, Inc. , is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of its drug candidate, veverimer (also known as TRC101), a non-absorbed, orally-administered polymer designed to treat metabolic acidosis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Metabolic acidosis is a chronic condition commonly caused by CKD that is believed to accelerate the progression of CKD, increase the risk of muscle wasting and cause the loss of bone density.
Tricida has successfully completed all of the clinical trials that it planned to complete prior to submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including a successful 135-subject, Phase 1/2 clinical trial (TRCA-101), a successful 217-subject, pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial (TRCA-301), and a successful 196-subject, Phase 3 extension trial (TRCA-301E). We plan to submit an NDA, in the third quarter of 2019, seeking approval of veverimer through the FDA’s Accelerated Approval Program.
Tricida was founded in August 2013 by a seasoned management team that has extensive experience in the development and commercialization of therapeutics, with substantial expertise in developing polymers for the treatment of kidney-related diseases.