Navigation Links
HUYA Bioscience International Licenses Clinical Stage Anti-Arrhythmic Compound from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica

SAN DIEGO and SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- HUYA Bioscience International (HUYA), a rapidly expanding biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of key disease-fighting drugs sourced from China, announced today that it has licensed a novel clinical stage anti-arrhythmic compound from the prestigious Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM), Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The compound, HBI-3000 or sulcardine, exhibits a unique profile of myocardial ion channel regulation, compared to approved US and European anti- arrhythmic therapeutics. HBI-3000 has met significant Phase I safety milestones in three completed studies under a SIMM-sponsored Chinese IND. Gary T. Elliott, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Product Development at HUYA, commented that "the compound displays an ion channel selectivity profile that may contribute to effective treatment of both ventricular and atrial arrhythmias, while decreasing the risk of sudden death (Torsade de Pointes) associated with some anti-arrhythmics currently on the market."

Mireille Gingras, Ph.D., CEO of HUYA said, "There is a large unmet medical need for safer and more effective treatments for atrial and ventricular arrhythmia. We believe that HBI-3000 has the potential to fill this need, based on its unique properties and significant performance to date. By 2015, the global anti-arrhythmic market is expected to be $3.5 billion, and we feel we are on target to provide an innovative product."

Additional information is available at


HUYA Bioscience International, LLC, with offices in San Diego and Shanghai, capitalizes on the explosive growth of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries in China. HUYA identifies and licenses promising Chinese pharmaceuticals for development and commercialization in Western markets. Using its management team and advisors, HUYA lowers the product development risk by accessing an extremely broad range of late stage preclinical and early clinical product opportunities and assisting with the generation of early clinical data in China. This information is highly valuable for risk mitigation, as well as the efficient initiation of clinical development in the United States and Europe. Further information about the company is available at


The Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences emerged from the Institute of Materia Medica of the Peking Academy of Sciences, founded in 1932. It is currently located in the Zhang Jiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong New District, Shanghai. SIMM's mission is to provide a comprehensive single-site solution to drug discovery and development. By combining basic and applied research in chemistry and biological disciplines, SIMM carries out modern drug discovery, as well as studies supporting identification of the purified ingredients responsible for the activity of traditional Chinese medicines. SIMM is also involved in the discovery of new therapeutic targets and carries out comprehensive pre-clinical evaluation of drug candidates, while also promoting commercialization; thereby playing a key role in building China's drug innovation capabilities.

For more information please contact:

HUYA Bioscience International, LLC

USA: Mireille Gingras, Ph.D. China: Wen Chen, M.S., M.B.A.

President and Chief Executive Officer Director Business Development

HUYA Bioscience International, LLC HUYA Bioscience International

(858) 798-8800

Web site:

Media Contact:

Jonathan Zhu, Ph.D.

(858) 617-6273

SOURCE HUYA Bioscience International, LLC
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Perscitus Biosciences secures $250K Commerce loan
2. Wisconsin biosciences rise to the challenge
3. Quintessence Biosciences advances cancer drug
4. Bioscience clusters: Too many or room for more?
5. Quintessence Biosciences names new president
6. Caden Biosciences may signal critical mass
7. Wisconsin start up Primorigen Biosciences corrals out-of-state investment
8. WARF signs licensing pact with BD Biosciences
9. Fisher Biosciences contracts with Madison-based GenTel BioSurfaces
10. Bioscience beats beer
11. State awards QRG Biosciences development grant
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD ) today announced ... conference, and invited investors to participate via webcast. ... December 1, 2015 at 11.00 a.m. Eastern Time ... December 1, 2015 at 11.00 a.m. Eastern Time ... York, NY      Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris ... of IIROC on behalf of the Toronto Stock Exchange, ... release there are no corporate developments that would cause ... --> --> About Aeterna ... . --> Aeterna Zentaris is a ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... -- SHPG ) announced today that Jeff Poulton ... th Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City ... EST (1:30 p.m. GMT). --> SHPG ) announced today ... the Piper Jaffray 27 th Annual Healthcare Conference in ... 2015, at 8:30 a.m. EST (1:30 p.m. GMT). --> ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... In harsh industrial processes, ... for in-line sensors can represent a weak spot where leaking process media is ... retractable sensor housings , which are designed to tolerate extreme process conditions. They ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:10/29/2015)... Oct. 29, 2015 Today, LifeBEAM ... partnership with 2XU, a global leader in technical ... smart hat with advanced bio-sensing technology. The hat ... to monitor key biometrics to improve overall training ... the two companies will bring together the most advanced ...
(Date:10/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... adds Biometrics Market Shares, Strategies ... well as Emerging Biometrics Technologies: Global ... its collection of IT and Telecommunications ... --> . ...
(Date:10/23/2015)... , October 23, 2015 ... announce a mobile plug and play integration of physiological ... tasks SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) present a ... solutions for eye tracking and physiological data registration. It ... SMI Eye Tracking Glasses 2w and physiological signals ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):