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Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. Initiates Phase 2b Trial of Emricasan in Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure (ACLF) Patients



9/12/2013 9:29:22 AM

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SAN DIEGO, Sept. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Conatus Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:CNAT), a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel medicines to treat liver disease, today announced initiation of active patient recruitment in a Phase 2b clinical trial of emricasan in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). The placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter clinical trial is designed to assess the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of emricasan in patients who have compensated or stable liver cirrhosis and who, at the time of study entry have been hospitalized for at least 24 hours due to acute deterioration of liver function.

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