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2011-02-07 15:30:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing, and commercializing novel drugs to treat viral infections, today reported financial results and operational highlights for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. Financial Results Revenues were $0.2 million during the quarter ended December 31, 2010 compared to $0.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 and include...

2011-01-26 16:56:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS) announced today that dosing has begun in the Phase IIb study of ANA598 in combination with pegylated interferon and ribavirin in hepatitis C patients. ANA598, the Company's direct-acting antiviral, is being tested in both treatment-naive patients and patients who failed a prior course of HCV therapy with interferon and ribavirin. Approximately 275 patients are expected to be enrolled in the study. The...

2011-01-25 12:45:56

Evaluating patients for genetic variations impacts adherence to antiviral therapy In two recent studies, researchers have identified two functional variants in the inosine triphosphatase (ITPA) gene that protect patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) against anemia brought on by antiviral treatment. The ability to identify those patients protected against treatment-induced anemia will ensure completion of antiviral therapy and successful elimination of the virus. Full findings of these studies...

2011-01-05 14:20:40

Scientists at Inserm and Institut Pasteur have performed biomarker discovery on patients being treated for chronic hepatitis C infection. Their work, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, demonstrates that the plasma levels of the protein IP-10 predict, prior to treatment initiation, the efficacy of treatment with pegylated-interferon and ribavirin. Based on these results, the scientists have developed a prognostic test. Commercialization is anticipated in 2011, and will help...

2011-01-04 16:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS) announces that management will present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference to be held January 10-13, 2011 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, CA. Schaefer Price, President and Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview of the company on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 9:00 AM (PT). To access a simultaneous webcast of Mr. Price's overview via the internet, log on to the "Events...

2011-01-04 15:05:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS) announced today that it has initiated the planned Phase IIb study of ANA598 in combination with pegylated interferon and ribavirin. The protocol for the study has been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada. Patient screening has begun and patient dosing is expected to commence within the next several weeks. In the study ANA598 will be tested in both...

2010-12-14 09:19:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To improve the care for individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus, a major health problem and a leading cause of chronic liver disease around the world, nearly 200 international hepatitis experts have taken an important step in escalating the introduction of a new class of targeted therapies for HCV - direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). December 6 at a major scientific meeting - Advancing HCV Drug Development: A Collaborative...

2010-12-14 05:45:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS) announced today that dosing has begun in an exploratory study of PSI-7977, a nucleotide analog polymerase inhibitor, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (HCV). The trial will evaluate PSI-7977 400mg QD in combination with ribavirin (RBV), with 0, 4, 8, or 12 weeks of pegylated interferon alfa 2a (Peg-IFN) in treatment-naive patients infected with HCV genotype 2 or 3. "Based on the encouraging efficacy,...

2010-12-13 05:45:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS) announces that management will present at the Deutsche Bank BioFEST Conference to be held December 14 and 15, 2010 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, MA. Schaefer Price, President and Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview of the company on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 2:05 PM (ET). To access a simultaneous webcast of Mr. Price's overview via the internet, log on to the "Events &...

2010-11-23 15:56:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing, and commercializing novel drugs to treat viral infections, today reported financial results and operational highlights for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010. At fiscal year end Pharmasset held $127.1 million in cash and cash equivalents. Pipeline Update and 2010 highlights RG7128 Phase 2b PROPEL and JUMP-C trials...


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2011-02-17 15:14:03

Lassa fever, first described in 1969 in Lassa, is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever. Clinical cases were known a decade before this but were not associated with this viral pathogen. It is endemic in West African countries and causes approximately 5,000 deaths. The Natal Multimammate Mouse is the primary animal host. The rodent is a source of protein but the virus is usually transmitted by the contact with the feces and urine of animals accessing grain stores in residences. The lassa virus...

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