-- Results from first low-dose cohorts plus data from subsequent higher-dose cohorts to be presented at EASL --
BRISBANE, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN) today announced that an abstract from the clinical study of ITMN-191 (R7227) in combination with polymerase inhibitor R7128 (Roche/Pharmasset), referred to as the INFORM-1 study, has been accepted for oral presentation in the late-breaker session at the 44th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). The late-breaker session is scheduled to be conducted from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The abstract is under embargo until after the late-breaker session on April 25; accordingly, no details of the abstract may be shared before then.
An abstract of the results of the first low dose cohorts of the INFORM-1 study, Cohorts A and B are expected to be available at www.easl.ch. The abstract is entitled, "First-in-man Demonstration of Potent Antiviral Activity with a Nucleoside Polymerase Inhibitor (R7128) and Protease (R7227/ITMN-191) Inhibitor Combination in HCV: Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Virologic Results from INFORM-1." Information on the INFORM-1 study design and dosing is available on www.clinicaltrials.gov.
Dan Welch, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of InterMune, said, "We and our collaborators, Roche and Pharmasset, are very pleased that our abstract regarding the first low-dose cohorts of our ground-breaking study, INFORM-1, has been accepted for presentation at EASL." Mr. Welch continued, "Considering that the daily dose of ITMN-191 used in the first cohorts is only one-sixth of the highest daily
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