Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) announced today that 14 abstracts on the Company's research in liver disease have been accepted for presentation at The International Liver CongressTM 2013, the 48th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), in Amsterdam, April 24 - 28.
“The data we are presenting at the International Liver Congress demonstrate our continued advancement of research to address unmet medical needs, through the development of regimens for personalized hepatitis C treatment and increasing options to treat hepatitis B.”
Key presentations include:
New Phase 2 data on an investigational triple direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimen of daclatasvir (NS5A replication complex inhibitor), asunaprevir (NS3 protease inhibitor) and BMS-791325 (NS5B non-nucleotide polymerase inhibitor) in patients with hepatitis C (HCV) genotypes 1a and 1b. The regimen is being studied as a potential interferon alfa-, ribavirin- and ritonavir-free treatment option to avoid the tolerability and drug-drug interaction profiles of these medicines. These triple DAA data will be highlighted in the official ILC Press Conference on April 24.
An analysis of all available safety data on 1,100 patients who received daclatasvir plus interferon alfa and ribavirin in Phase 2 studies. These data support the ongoing Phase 3 development program for daclatasvir and further studies of daclatasvir as a component of DAA-based HCV treatment regimens.
A characterization of ALT flares observed in hepatitis B (HBV) treatment with the investigational interferon Lambda vs. alfa interferon, reflecting differing profiles for the two compounds. Lambda is being developed as a potential alternative for alfa wherever interferon is used in the treatment of either HCV or HBV.
An analysis of sustained virologic response with daclatasvir plus sofosbuvir, with or without ribavirin, in patients with HCV genotype 1 who previously failed telaprevir or boceprevir.
"Bristol-Myers Squibb has a longstanding commitment to viral hepatitis and has been at the forefront of the evolving science in both hepatitis B and C," 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 International Liver Congress demonstrate our continued advancement of research to address unmet medical needs, through the development of regimens for personalized hepatitis C treatment and increasing options to treat hepatitis B."
Bristol-Myers Squibb is studying a portfolio of compounds that has the potential to address unmet medical needs for patients with liver disease, including the investigational compounds daclatasvir, asunaprevir and BMS-791325 for HCV, and Lambda for HCV and HBV. In addition to these compounds, the Company's medicine BARACLUDE® (entecavir) is approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in adults with evidence of active viral replication and either evidence of persistent elevations in aminotransferases (ALT or AST), or histologically active disease.
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