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Arrowhead Research Corporation (ARWR) Begins Dosing In Phase 2a Trial Of RNAi Therapeutic ARC-520 In Chronic Hepatitis B Patients


3/24/2014 7:44:17 AM

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PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that patient dosing has begun in a Phase 2a clinical trial of ARC-520, its RNAi therapeutic for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The study is planned to enroll up to 16 chronic HBV patients in two dose cohorts with patients receiving either ARC-520 or placebo in combination with entecavir. The study is designed to evaluate the depth and duration of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) decline, among other measures, in response to a single dose of ARC-520. The Company anticipates planned enrollment to be complete in the second quarter of 2014 and expects top line results to be released in the third quarter.

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