Biotron's BIT225 Shows Strong Hep C Antiviral Activity
December 12, 2011
Biotron study of lead Hepatitis C drug shows virus undetectable in patients after three months
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 by Angela Kean
Biotron (ASX: BIT) has revealed positive results from a phase 2a trial of its lead Hepatitis C drug candidate, BIT225, that show 87% of patients receiving the drug had an undetectable virus after three months of treatment.
BIT225 targets the viral protein p7, which plays a crucial role in virus replication and reproduction. It is a new target, and BIT225 is a first-in-class direct acting antiviral.
The 28 day study treated patients with a combination of BIT225 and current approved standard of care therapies interferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin.
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