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InterMune Announces Presentation of Positive Pirfenidone Data at the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Date:5/16/2011

sease Progression
(Poster # 3810)  
S.A. Sahn, C. Albera, R.M. du Bois, W. Bradford, U. Costabel, T.E. King, P.W. Noble, D. Valeyre, p.A3810

Tuesday, May 17
Session: [C93] Mini Symposium: Interstitial Lung Disease Novel Insights for Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment
Location: Korbel Ballroom 2A-3A (Lower Level), Colorado Convention Center
Discussion: 3:15 p.m.
The Effect of Treatment with Pirfenidone on Longitudinal Change in Lung Volume in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): A Meta-Analysis of Outcomes in Four Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials
T.E. King, C. Albera, R.M. du Bois, W. Bradford, U. Costabel, P.W. Noble, S.A. Sahn, D. Valeyre, p.A5302

Both the presentation slides and poster will be available on the investors page of InterMune's website at www.intermune.com.

About Pirfenidone

Pirfenidone is an orally active, small molecule drug that inhibits the synthesis of TGF-beta, a chemical mediator that controls many cell functions including proliferation and differentiation, and plays a key role in fibrosis. It also inhibits the synthesis of TNF-alpha, a cytokine that is known to have an active role in inflammation.  

On February 28, 2011, the European Commission (EC) granted marketing authorization for Esbriet® (pirfenidone) for the treatment of adults with mild to moderate IPF.  The approval authorizes marketing of Esbriet in all 27 EU member states.  Esbriet has since been approved for marketing in Norway and Iceland.

Since 2008, pirfenidone has been marketed in Japan as Pirespa® by Shionogi & Co. Ltd.  Pirfenidone is still under investigation for the treatment of IPF in the United States and has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for this use.

About InterMune

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