Medivir AB Announces an Interferon-Free Phase II Combination Trial With TMC435 and Daclatasvir to Commence Shortly

Published: Jun 29, 2012

HUDDINGE, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:

Medivir AB (OMX:MVIR), the research-based pharmaceutical company focused on the development of high-value treatments for infectious diseases, announces that a phase II combination study with the investigational compound TMC435 and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s investigational compound daclatasvir will start in July. This study is part of the clinical collaboration agreement between Janssen R&D Ireland and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) announced on 2 December 2011 and on 18 April 2012.

TMC435 and daclatasvir (BMS-790052)

TMC435, a once daily potent NS3/4A protease inhibitor (PI) in phase III clinical development for the treatment of chronic genotype-1 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, will be investigated in an interferon free phase II trial in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb´s investigational NS5A replication complex inhibitor, daclatasvir (BMS-790052), also in phase III development.

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