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Boehringer Ingelheim to Announce Pivotal Phase 3 Hepatitis C Data at the International Liver Congress
Date:4/8/2013

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that data from its pivotal STARTVerso™ 1 Phase 3 hepatitis C clinical trial have been accepted for oral presentation as a late-breaker at the International Liver Congress™ 2013: 48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), taking place from April 24-28 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The STARTVerso™ 1 trial evaluated faldaprevir (BI 201335), an investigational oral protease inhibitor specifically designed to target and inhibit viral replication in the liver, in combination with pegylated interferon and ribavirin (PegIFN/RBV). The study was conducted in treatment-naïve patients with genotype-1 infection, the most common and one of the most challenging types of hepatitis C to cure.

Further sub-analyses from Boehringer Ingelheim's interferon-free Phase 2b SOUND-C2 study will also be presented at the Congress. The SOUND-C2 trial evaluated the interferon-free combination of faldaprevir and BI 207127, an investigational non-nucleoside NS5B polymerase inhibitor, plus ribavirin.

Boehringer Ingelheim is developing faldaprevir as a core component of both interferon-based and interferon-free hepatitis C treatment regimens. Through robust science, Boehringer Ingelheim's goal is to find answers to the ongoing challenges faced by a diverse population of patients with hepatitis C.

The STARTVerso™ 1 abstract can be accessed through the Congress website beginning on April 23 and the SOUND-C2 abstracts can be accessed today. Oral PresentationStudyLead AuthorPresentation DetailsSTARTVerso™ 1

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