Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced today that 22 abstracts on the Company's research in liver disease have been accepted for presentation at The Liver Meeting® 2011, the 62nd annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), in San Francisco, November 4 - 8. Bristol-Myers Squibb is advancing a portfolio of compounds that has the potential to address unmet medical needs for patients with liver disease, including BARACLUDE® (entecavir) for chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and the investigational compounds BMS-790052, BMS-650032 and PEG-Interferon lambda (Lambda) for hepatitis C (HCV) and brivanib for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
“Bristol-Myers Squibb is at the forefront of innovation in researching the treatment of liver diseases. In hepatitis C, where there remain considerable unmet medical needs, our goal is to increase treatment options for patients by developing a portfolio of compounds with different mechanisms of action”
Key presentations include an oral presentation on BARACLUDE monotherapy vs. combination therapy for CHB and two oral presentations of Phase II data on the Company's investigational HCV direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). These presentations will highlight:
- The first data from the BE-LOW study, a Phase IIIb comparative study of BARACLUDE plus tenofovir vs. BARACLUDE monotherapy in treatment-naïve adults with CHB
- The first results from a Phase IIb study of the NS5A replication complex inhibitor BMS-790052 plus peginterferon alfa and ribavirin (alfa/RBV) in treatment-naive HCV genotype 1 and 4 patients, evaluating virologic response through 12 weeks on treatment (eRVR)
- The first results of a Phase IIa study of the dual DAA regimen of BMS-790052 and the NS3 protease inhibitor BMS-650032 in HCV genotype 1b-infected patients who have not responded to prior alfa/RBV therapy (null responders), evaluating sustained virologic response 12 weeks post-treatment (SVR12)
"Bristol-Myers Squibb is at the forefront of innovation in researching the treatment of liver diseases. In hepatitis C, where there remain considerable unmet medical needs, our goal is to increase treatment options for patients by developing a portfolio of compounds with different mechanisms of action," said Brian Daniels, MD, senior vice president, Global Development and Medical Affairs, Research and Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb. "The data we are presenting at the Liver Meeting help to expand our understanding of the potential efficacy and safety profiles of these investigational compounds and support the recent initiation of a broad Phase III development program in HCV."
The Company will also present new data that further describe the mechanistic and clinical profile of Lambda, and real-world data that add to the understanding of the prevalence of and current treatment patterns in HBV, HCV and HCC, including an oral presentation of data from the BRIDGE study in HCC. The BRIDGE study is designed to develop global understanding of HCC, including assessment of treatment by geography and etiology, and associated clinical outcomes.