Navigation Links
Swedish Biotech Licenses HIV Drug to China for Development

The Swedish biotechnology company Medivir announced yesterday that it has licensed its experimental non-nucleoside// reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), code-named MIV-160, to the Chinese company Guangdong Lantai Viewland Pharmaceutical for the China region. Medivir will retain the worldwide rights to the product.

Guangdong Lantai Viewland Pharmaceutical will potentially develop MIV-160 for three different products; an oral treatment regime, a vaginal microbicide and coating of condoms. It is the first antiretroviral product to be investigated as an additive agent to condom lubrication.

Professor Bo Oberg, head of the HIV franchise at Medivir, told aidsmap: 'This should enhance the safety of condoms and will at least save a few infections.'

MIV-160 is also an attractive microbicide product, he said, because it can inhibit HIV at very low concentrations – several thousand times lower than products currently being investigated in phase III trials in Africa. A second Medivir NNRTI – MIV-150 – is being investigated in combination with the microbicide Carraguard in a phase I study.

Medivir says that MIV-160, still in pre-clinical development, has shown good activity against NNRTI-resistant virus.

It is the first time that a Chinese company has won the global rights to develop an HIV product. Prof. Oberg said that Medivir will retain the right to commercialise or license any developments that result from the partnership for the rest of the world.

Medivir is also involved in two other development partnerships, with Tibotec for an HIV protease inhibitor and a nucleoside analogue, and with Bristol Myers Squibb for the NNRTI MIV-170.

Source-Bio-Bio Technology
SM
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sick Swedish seagull was drunk, not affected by bird flu
2. GE Healthcare to Acquire Swedish Medical Company
3. Biotechnology industry expected to grow into a three billion dollar industry by 2002
4. Biotechnology on the lead
5. Panacea Biotech To Market Anthrax Vaccine
6. Commercialization of Biotech Discoveries, An Encouragement For Researchers
7. Biotech drug causing anemia-EPREX
8. Leading Biotech Companies Are Interested In Acquisition Of Smaller Companies
9. Biologicals Transfer Proposal between US and Indian Biotechnology
10. Vical Biotech and NIH jointly develops HIV vaccine
11. Biotechnology Initiatives Planned In Hyderabad
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to ... of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be ... vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media ... give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ... Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Birmingham, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... ... ... their direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. ... for tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported by ... lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest common ... the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a ... Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at ... returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy ... that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share ... formulary and coverage decisions, a move that addresses the ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing ... drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , ... California -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able ... PFT devices developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... testing done in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® ... , can get any needed testing done in the comfort ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PUNE, India , June 24, 2016 ... "Pen Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety ... 12mm), Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase ... published by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for ... is expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: