Arrowhead Research Corporation (ARWR) Data Demonstrates RNAi Candidate ARC-520 Silences Hepatitis B Virus
2/26/2013 10:13:25 AM
PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a targeted therapeutics company, today announced the publication of data demonstrating multi-log reductions in hepatitis B viral DNA and proteins lasting over 30 days after a single injection in animal models. This suggests that Arrowhead’s RNAi-based candidate ARC-520 has the potential to treat chronic hepatitis B virus infection in a fundamentally different manner, with the goal of achieving a functional cure. The paper, entitled “Hepatocyte-targeted RNAi therapeutics for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection,” by Wooddell et al, was published online ahead of print in the journal Molecular Therapy (doi:10.1038/mt.2013.31).