Webcast presentation of Simeprevir phase III clinical data
Stockholm, Sweden — Medivir AB (OMX: MVIR) today announces that Janssen R&D Ireland and Johnson & Johnson will provide a pre-recorded webcast for investors and other interested parties on Friday, May 3, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Eastern Time (14.30 CET), to discuss simeprevir phase III clinical data presented at The International Liver Congress of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL).
The webcast/podcast can be accessed by visiting the Johnson & Johnson website at www.investor.jnj.com and clicking on “Webcasts/Presentations.”
For more information please contact:
Rein Piir, EVP Corporate Affairs & IR
Mobile: +46 708 537 292
Simeprevir is a new generation NS3/4A protease inhibitor jointly developed by Medivir and Janssen for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in adult patients with compensated liver disease. Janssen recently submitted a new drug application for simeprevir in Japan, the United States and Europe.
For additional information about simeprevir clinical trials, please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
About Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C, a blood-borne infectious disease of the liver and a leading cause of chronic liver disease and liver transplants, is a rapidly evolving treatment area with a clear need for innovative treatments. Approximately 150 million people are infected with hepatitis C worldwide, and 350,000 people per year die from the disease.
Medivir is an emerging research-based pharmaceutical company focused on infectious diseases.
Medivir has world class expertise in polymerase and protease drug targets and drug development which has resulted in a strong infectious disease R&D portfolio. The Company’s key pipeline asset is simeprevir, a novel protease inhibitor in late phase III clinical development for hepatitis C that is being developed in collaboration with Janssen R&D Ireland. Medivir has also a broad product portfolio with prescription pharmaceuticals in the Nordics.
For more information about Medivir AB, please visit the Company’s website: www.medivir.com
Medivir is a collaborative and agile pharmaceutical company with an R&D focus on infectious diseases and a leading position in hepatitis C. We are passionate and uncompromising in our mission to develop and commercialize innovative pharmaceuticals that improve people’s lives.