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Medivir Announces TMC435 in an Expanded Clinical Collaboration
Date:4/18/2012

STOCKHOLM, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Expanded clinical study program evaluating a combination of TMC435 and daclatasvir (BMS-790052)  
  • TMC435 and BMS-986094 (formerly INX-189), two direct-acting antivirals in combination, will be evaluated in clinical trial

Medivir AB (OMX:MVIR), the research-based speciality pharmaceutical company focused on the development of high-value treatments for infectious diseases, announces that its development partner, Janssen R&D Ireland has broadened its clinical collaboration agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY).

  • This announcement concerns an expansion of the clinical collaboration agreement between Tibotec Pharmaceuticals (now Janssen R&D Ireland) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) announced by Bristol-Myers Squibb on 2nd December 2011.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb and Janssen have agreed, pending the outcome of the upcoming phase II study, to further study daclatasvir (BMS-790052) and TMC435 in a phase III trial.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb and Janssen have agreed to conduct a drug-drug interaction (DDI) study with TMC435 and BMS-986094. Results from the DDI study will guide the further evaluation of the use of TMC435 and BMS-986094 in HCV patients.

TMC435 and daclatasvir (BMS-790052)

In the agreement announced on 2nd December 2011, TMC435, a once daily potent NS3/4A protease inhibitor (PI) in phase III development for the treatment of genotype-1 chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection will be investigated in a combination in a phase II trial with Bristol-Myers Squibb´s investigational NS5A replication complex inhibitor, daclatasvir (BMS-790052), also in phase III development.

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