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scPharmaceuticals Inc. Announces Receipt of Written Minutes from Type C Meeting with the FDA Regarding Development of FUROSCIX®

FDA and Company in alignment on the path forward

No additional clinical data or device modifications required at this time

FUROSCIX NDA resubmission targeted for Q4 2021

BURLINGTON, Mass., July 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- scPharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: SCPH), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products that have the potential to optimize the delivery of infused therapies, advance patient care, and reduce healthcare costs, today announced that on June 30, 2021 the Company received the minutes from its Type C meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the requirements for resubmission of the FUROSCIX New Drug Application (NDA).

Based on guidance the Company received during the meeting and subsequently contained within the meeting minutes, the Company is moving forward with its original plan to conduct the required bench testing for the West Pharmaceutical Services’ (West) SmartDose® Gen II on-body drug delivery system that is used to deliver FUROSCIX to heart failure patients. Importantly, the FDA has not requested modifications to the device.

“We are pleased with the outcome of our Type C meeting, and subsequent receipt of the meeting minutes, as this represents an important step forward as we continue to advance FUROSCIX toward potential commercialization,” stated John Tucker, chief executive officer of scPharmaceuticals. “In June, West resumed making the commercial devices that will be used for the required bench testing, and subject to the completion of the Device Master File (DMF) by West, we are targeting the resubmission of our NDA in the fourth quarter of this year and anticipate a six-month review by the FDA.”

“At the same time, we recently completed enrollment in our FREEDOM-HF study and anticipate topline data in July. The results, if positive, can potentially demonstrate significant cost savings from treating congestion in patients with heart failure with FUROSCIX outside of the hospital setting. We are looking forward to better understanding the potential pharmacoeconomic impact of FUROSCIX within this patient population, and the promise of reducing the burden of heart failure.”

scPharmaceuticals ended the first quarter of 2021 with cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and investments of $96.5 million. The Company believes its cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and investments are sufficient to fund operations into 2023, unchanged from prior guidance.

About FUROSCIX® (furosemide injection) for subcutaneous injection
FUROSCIX is an investigational, proprietary furosemide solution formulated to a neutral pH to allow for subcutaneous infusion via a wearable, pre-programmed on-body drug delivery system, for outpatient self-administration. FUROSCIX is currently under development for the treatment of congestion due to fluid overload in adult patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II and Class III heart failure who display reduced responsiveness to oral diuretics and who do not require hospitalization. FUROSCIX has the potential to provide an outpatient alternative for the treatment of worsening heart failure due to congestion.

About scPharmaceuticals
scPharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products that are designed to reduce healthcare costs and improve health outcomes. The Company develops, internally and through strategic partnerships, innovative products and solutions that aim to expand and advance the outpatient care of select acute conditions. The Company’s lead programs focus on the subcutaneous, self-administration of IV-strength treatments in heart failure and infectious disease. scPharmaceuticals is headquartered in Burlington, MA. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statement
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the planned resubmission of the FUROSCIX NDA, including potential timing of the resubmission and expected timing of the FDA’s review, the potential timing of the completion of the DMF by West; the potential timing of, and the Company’s expected progress towards, the advancement of the Company’s device verification, research and validation studies, including the expected timing and results of the FREEDOM-HF clinical trial, the Company’s planned efforts to prepare for commercialization of FUROSCIX; and the Company’s 2021 financial guidance. Any forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management’s current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk of the ability of the FUROSCIX On-Body Infusor to appropriately deliver therapy, the receipt of regulatory approval for the FUROSCIX On-Body Infusor or any of our other product candidates or, if approved, the successful commercialization of such products, the risk of cessation or delay of any of the ongoing or planned clinical trials and/or our development of our product candidates, the risk that the results of previously conducted studies will not be repeated or observed in ongoing or future studies involving our product candidates, and the risk that the current COVID-19 pandemic will impact the Company’s device validation, drug stability testing, the timing of the Company’s resubmission of the FUROSCIX NDA and other operations. For a discussion of other risks and uncertainties, and other important factors, any of which could cause our actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at, and as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties and other important factors in the Company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this press release is as of the date of the release, and the Company undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.

Katherine Taudvin
scPharmaceuticals Inc., 781-301-6706

Hans Vitzthum
LifeSci Advisors, 617-430-7578

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