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2011-06-22 05:45:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS) announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. patent 7,964,580 ("the '580 patent") titled "Nucleoside Phosphoramidate Prodrugs". This patent generally relates to the composition of matter of PSI-7977 and its diastereomeric mixture for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV). PSI-7977, a uracil nucleotide analogue polymerase inhibitor of HCV, is being studied in multiple phase 2...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

HepatitisRxAssist program from BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy helps patients secure needed medications, manage side effects, and adhere to their treatment plan for the best possible outcomes with the new protease inhibitor medications. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the nation's leading specialty pharmacies, is announcing today enhancements to their hepatitis C patient support program called HepatitisRxAssist. The FDA's recent approval...

2011-06-08 05:45:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS) announced today the addition of three treatment cohorts to the ELECTRON trial of PSI-7977, a nucleotide analog polymerase inhibitor, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (HCV). The rapid and consistent antiviral effects and high barrier to resistance demonstrated with PSI-7977 to date provide the rationale for additional exploratory regimens in this setting. This amendment will add one arm exploring 12 weeks...

2011-06-04 00:00:03

Global branding firm names newly approved INCIVEK. (PRWEB) June 03, 2011 Addison Whitney is pleased to announce the FDA approval of INCIVEKâ“ž¢ (telaprevir) from Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. INCIVEK is a prescription medication used with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin. The new drug will treat chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 infection in adults with stable liver problems who have not been treated before or who have failed previous treatment. After...

2011-06-01 17:25:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Widely available technology, expert training and real-time feedback helped ensure that patients treated for Hepatitis C in local communities did as well as patients treated at a university-based medical center, results of a new study funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality show. The study is published in the June 2 online issue of the New England Journal of Medicine and in the June 9 print edition. To bring effective...

2011-06-01 15:05:00

SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS) today announced issuance of the U.S. patent covering setrobuvir (ANA598), the Company's Direct-Acting Antiviral (DAA) in Phase IIb development for chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV). U.S. Patent No. 7,939,524, granted to Anadys by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, recognizes the Company's intellectual property rights to the composition of matter and methods of use for setrobuvir (ANA598)...

2011-05-26 05:45:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS) announced today the initiation of a Phase 2a trial investigating the combination of Pharmasset's PSI-7977, a nucleotide polymerase inhibitor, and BMS-790052, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's (NYSE: BMY) NS5A replication complex inhibitor, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (HCV). This trial is the result of a clinical collaboration agreement between Pharmasset and Bristol-Myers Squibb announced in January...

2011-05-23 08:37:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Incivek (telaprevir) to treat certain adults with chronic hepatitis C infection. Incivek is used for patients who have either not received interferon-based drug therapy for their infection or who have not responded adequately to prior therapies. Incivek is approved for use with interferon therapy made up of peginterferon alfa and ribavirin. (Logo:...

2011-05-20 01:15:00

HUDDINGE, Sweden, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - All TMC435 Patient Subgroups Achieved Substantially Higher SVR4 Rates (Undetectable Virus 4 Weeks After End of Treatment) Compared to pegylated-interferon and ribavirin Alone - TMC435 was Safe and Well Tolerated at All Doses and Treatment Durations Medivir AB (OMX: MVIR), the emerging research-based specialty pharmaceutical company focused on infectious diseases, today announced results from the ASPIRE phase 2b study that...

2011-05-19 08:12:00

SAN DIEGO, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD) announces the introduction of the Aethlon ADAPT(TM) system, an adaptive dialysis-like affinity platform technology that provides a novel and potentially expedited commercialization pathway for monoclonal antibodies and other affinity drug agents. The platform technology allows for single or multiple biologic agents to be immobilized within a therapeutic filtration design that results in a significantly less...


Latest Hepatitis C/co-infection with HIV Reference Libraries

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2011-01-20 19:23:30

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae. It consists of a core of genetic material surrounded by an icosahedra protective shell of protein. The genome consists of a single open reading frame that is 9600 nucleotide bases long. HCV replication takes several steps. It primarily replicates in the hepatocytes of the liver. It can also reproduce in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. There is a wide variety of genotypes and...

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