Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Idenix Reports Positive Interim Data for HCV Nucleotide Inhibitor, IDX184

Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of human viral diseases, recently announced interim data from a 12-week phase IIb clinical trial of IDX184, the Company's lead product candidate for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.  IDX184 (below structure), a pan-genotypic oral nucleotide polymerase inhibitor, has demonstrated a high barrier to resistance in vitro and potent antiviral activity in both preclinical and clinical studies..

Following are the highlights .....

  • No serious adverse events observed in phase IIb study of IDX184; Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) recommends continuation of the clinical trial. 
  • In the 100 mg IDX184 arm, 73% of patients achieved a rapid virologic response (RVR) and 87% were undetectable at most recent visit; In the 50 mg IDX184 arm, 63% of patients achieved an RVR and 94% were undetectable at most recent visit.



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