Karen M. Watson, M.S. (Director, Topical Microbicide Research & Development) presented critical new information regarding the ongoing development of IQP-0528 as a vaginally applied agent to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. Ms. Watson was also an invited participant in a themed discussion entitled "Novel Microbicide Gels and Rings". ImQuest is currently working on the development of IQP-0528 as both a gel and an intravaginal ring product in combination with other highly active microbicide products. These studies included ImQuest coauthors Robert W. Buckheit, Jr., Christa Buckheit, and ImQuest collaborators from The
"These results further define the therapeutic and preventative niche which the pyrimidinediones may fill and their development may not only prevent the transmission of HIV among sexual partners, but may also possess important therapeutic benefits in the context of the inhibition of highly drug resistant virus strains," said Dr. Buckheit. "We are excited to see IQP-0410 enter human clinical trials in 2009."
ImQuest Life Sciences, a privately held U.S. company located in Frederick, Maryland specializes in the preclinical and clinical development of novel compounds for the treatment of infectious disease and cancer. ImQuest BioSciences, also located in Frederick, Maryland, is a leading provider of anti-infective and anti-cancer drug and vaccine development services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.
For further information regarding this press release please contact: Robert W. Buckheit, Jr., Ph.D. Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
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