Preclinical data presented on new Hepatitis C protease inhibitor
10-Sep-07 Tibotec and Medivir scientists will jointly present the first preclinical data on TMC435350 at the 14th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses in Glasgow, Scotland later this week.
The poster by Simmen et al. entitled “Preclinical Characterization of TMC435350, a novel macrocyclic inhibitor of the HCV NS3/4A serine protease” demonstrates the ability of the compound to reduce the amount of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication in laboratory replicon experiments via protease inhibition. Combination of TMC435350 with interferon is also reported to enhance RNA reduction (>4 logs reduction in the replicon model), and to suppress the appearance of drug-resistance. Given its in vitro antiviral activity and encouraging preclinical drug-like profile, TMC435350 is currently undergoing phase I clinical trials.
The phase I program commenced in Europe in February 2007. The first clinical safety and pharmacokinetic data will be presented later this year at the AASLD Liver Meeting in Boston.
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