Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACHN)
is an innovative biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing important new treatments to patients with infectious disease. The Company's highly skilled and experienced discovery and development teams have advanced multiple product candidates with novel mechanisms of action. Achillion is focused on solutions for the most challenging problems in infectious disease - HCV and resistant bacterial infections.
The Company has "reported proof-of-concept data from a Phase 1b clinical trial demonstrating that patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) genotype 1 (GT 1) treated with ACH-2684, a second-generation protease inhibitor, achieved a mean maximum 3.73 log10 reduction in HCV RNA after three-day 400 mg monotherapy with once-daily (QD) dosing. The compound also demonstrated good safety and tolerability both in healthy volunteers and in patients with HCV."
Michael D. Kishbauch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Achillion, commented,
"We believe ACH-2684, with its potent antiviral activity achieved without boosting and once-daily dosing, is one of the most intriguing protease inhibitors in clinical development for the treatment of HCV. As we continue to focus our efforts on advancing our internally developed all-oral, interferon-free HCV regimen consisting of ACH-1625, our next generation protease inhibitor, in combination with ACH-3102, a second generation pan-genotypic NS5A inhibitor, we believe that the profile of ACH-2684 provides a significant strategic and therapeutic option for potential combinations with either ACH-3102 or other direct-acting antiviral agents."
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