PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS) and Roche (OTC: RHHBY) announced today that four scientific presentations related to R7128 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) will be made at the 14th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses being held from September 9-13, 2007 in Glasgow, Scotland. R7128, a prodrug of PSI-6130, is an oral cytidine nucleoside analog polymerase inhibitor of HCV that is being developed through Pharmasset's collaboration with Roche. In addition, Pharmasset will present data on proprietary phosphoramidate HCV RNA inhibitors. The conference abstract information is listed below, and the poster presentations will be available in the "Events & Presentations" section of Pharmasset's website at http://www.pharmasset.com on September 10, 2007.
"The presentations at the HCV Symposium represent our growing knowledge about R7128's preclinical properties, clinical safety and pharmacokinetics," stated Dr. Michael Otto, Pharmasset's Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Research. "In addition, Pharmasset's internal HCV discovery efforts have identified additional proprietary compounds that may have complementary or improved properties. We will carefully evaluate these molecules for potential advancement toward future development."
Poster presentations at the 14th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses will include:
-- Abstract P-268: Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Tolerability of R7128, a
Novel Nucleoside Polymerase Inhibitor for HCV Following Single,
Ascending Oral Doses in Healthy Volunteers. Otto MJ, Robson
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