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Aravive Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results and

Provides Recent Corporate Updates

HOUSTON, TEXAS (March 7, 2019):

Aravive, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARAV), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative therapies that target important survival pathways for cancer, announced recent corporate updates and financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018.

“2019 will be an important year for Aravive, with several data readouts expected along with the initiation of two additional studies. Enrollment in the Phase 1b portion of the Phase 1b/2 clinical trial of AVB-S6-500 in patients with platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer is on-track and we are eager to report preliminary data in the third quarter of this year,” said Jay Shepard, president and chief executive officer. “At our KOL event in February, we announced the planned expansion of our pipeline with two additional indications, clear cell renal cell carcinoma and IgA nephropathy. We remain committed to further exploring the potential of our platform in the treatment for both oncology and fibrotic indications.”

Recent Corporate Updates

AVB-S6-500

AVB-S6-500 is a novel, high-affinity, soluble Fc-fusion protein designed to block the activation of the GAS6-AXL signaling pathway by intercepting the binding of GAS6 to its receptor AXL. AXL receptor signaling plays an important role in multiple types of malignancies by promoting metastasis, cancer cell survival, resistance to treatments, and immune suppression. The GAS6-AXL signaling pathway also plays a significant role in fibrogenesis. Below are some recent highlights from the program:

 

   

Presented detailed results from the Phase 1 clinical trial of AVB-S6-500 at the 2018 EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium. A copy of the poster presentation is available at www.aravive.com.

 

   

Initiated Phase 1b portion of Phase 1b/2 clinical trial of AVB-S6-500 in platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer.

 

   

Highlighted AVB-S6-500 and GAS6/AXL pathway and announced indications for additional clinical trials at Key Opinion Leader Breakfast Symposium in New York on February 5, 2019.

 

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Announced first indication for a clinical trial outside of oncology is expected to be a Phase 1b trial of AVB-S6-500 in patients with IgA nephropathy. The company expects to initiate a clinical trial in the second half of 2019.

 

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Announced next oncology study is expected to be a Phase 1b/2 clinical trial of AVB-S6-500 in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma. The company expects to initiate a Phase 1b/2 clinical trial in the second half of 2019.


The following information was filed by Aravive, Inc. (ARAV) on Thursday, March 7, 2019 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.
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