Arrowhead Research Corporation (ARWR) Advances ARC-520 into IND-Enabling Studies for the Treatment of Hepatitis B and Provides Guidance on Development Timeline  
6/6/2012 12:12:54 PM

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a targeted therapeutics company, today announced that its hepatitis B virus (HBV) program has completed all internal preclinical requirements and has named a clinical candidate. As such, the Company has initiated the final IND-enabling steps, including GMP manufacturing, GLP toxicology, and preparation of a pre-IND data package for the US FDA and foreign counterparts. The candidate, named ARC-520, is an RNAi therapeutic actively targeted to the liver using the company’s Dynamic Polyconjugate (DPC) delivery system and includes two siRNA sequences targeting two different regions of the HBV genome.