McLean WJ, Hinton AS, Herby JTJ, Salt AN, Hartsock JJ, Wilson S, Lucchino DL, Lenarz T, Warnecke A, Prenzler N, Schmitt H, King S, Jackson LE, Rosenbloom J, Atiee G, Bear M, Runge CL, Gifford RH, Rauch SD, Lee DJ, Langer R, Karp JM, Loose C, LeBel C. Improved Speech Intelligibility in Subjects With Stable Sensorineural Hearing Loss Following Intratympanic Dosing of FX-322 in a Phase 1b Study. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. 2021 Feb 22. PMID: 33617194 [PubMed]
There are no approved pharmacologic therapies for chronic sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). The combination of CHIR99021+valproic acid (CV, FX-322) has been shown to regenerate mammalian cochlear hair cells ex vivo. The objectives were to characterize the cochlear pharmacokinetic profile of CV in guinea pigs, then measure FX-322 in human perilymph samples, and finally assess safety and audiometric effects of FX-322 in humans with chronic SNHL.