Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Collaboration With to Initiate Phase II All-Oral Combination Studies Including IDX719, Simeprevir (TMC435) and TMC647055 for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
Published: Jan 28, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDIX), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of human viral diseases, today announced a non-exclusive collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the clinical development of all-oral direct-acting antiviral (DAA) HCV combination therapies. The collaboration will evaluate combinations including IDX719, Idenix's once-daily pan-genotypic NS5A inhibitor, simeprevir (TMC435), a once-daily protease inhibitor jointly developed by Janssen and Medivir AB, and TMC647055, a once-daily non-nucleoside polymerase inhibitor, boosted with low dose ritonavir, being developed by Janssen.