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Chimerix Commences Phase 2 Clinical Study of CMX001 for Prevention of Adenovirus Disease in Pediatric and Adult Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients
Date:7/13/2011

; and an Open-Label Study (CMX001-350) for the treatment of dsDNA viral infections.  The open-label study builds on Chimerix's extensive experience working with over 150 clinicians at over 80 leading institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel who have sought CMX001 under EINDs for the treatment of immunocompromised patients.

CMX001 is also being developed as a medical countermeasure in the event of a smallpox release, including the potential to provide an important therapeutic option for the 80 million people in the U.S. currently estimated to be immunocompromised and thus not candidates to receive a smallpox vaccine.  Chimerix has received federal funding for the development of CMX001 as a medical countermeasure against smallpox from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases under Grant No. UO1-AI057233 and from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSO100201100013C.

Chimerix's second clinical-stage antiviral compound, CMX157, a potent nucleoside analogue with in vitro activity against HIV and hepatitis B, has the potential to directly address several limitations of current HIV therapies. Chimerix is developing CMX157 for the treatment of HIV and HBV infections, including those caused by multi-drug resistant viruses. A Phase 1 clinical study has been completed demonstrating that the compound is well tolerated and that the active antiviral, TFV-PP, was measurable in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) after a single dose and remained detectable for six days, indicating that it may be suitable for once-weekly dosing.

Led by a world-class antiviral drug development team, Chimerix is also leveraging the company's extensive chemical library to pursue new treatments for hepatitis C virus, influenza, malaria an
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