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Chimerix Announces Late-Breaker Presentation at 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) Annual Meeting
Date:9/16/2011

irus (HSV), and JC virus (JCV), for which there are no FDA-approved treatments or where patients have failed available treatments. There is no evidence of otherwise unexplained nephrotoxicity or myelosuppression in these immunocompromised patients. These data support positive interim results seen in CMX001's ongoing Phase 2 placebo-controlled clinical trial evaluating the safety, tolerability and ability of CMX001 to prevent or control CMV infection in R+ hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients.  

About CMX001

CMX001 is an oral Lipid-Antiviral-Conjugate (LAC) that delivers high intracellular levels of the active antiviral agent cidofovir-diphosphate.  Its broad spectrum activity against double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viruses without the myelotoxicity and nephrotoxicity of current agents has the potential to improve outcomes for immunosuppressed patients.  In development for the treatment or prevention of life-threatening dsDNA viral diseases, more than 600 patients have been dosed with CMX001 in placebo-controlled clinical trials and open-label treatment protocols.  More than 300 of these individuals have received CMX001 under Emergency Investigational New Drug Applications (EINDs) or as part of the CMX001-350 Open-Label Study to help treat life-threatening dsDNA viral diseases for which there were no other therapeutic options.  CMX001 is also being developed as a biodefense countermeasure in the event of a smallpox release.  The growing body of evidence of CMX001's antiviral activity against all five families of dsDNA viruses that cause disease in humans, including smallpox, has strengthened the compound's potential as a dual-use product prescribed as a traditional pharmaceutical and stockpiled as a biodefense countermeasure.  

Clinical studies of CMX001 include an ongoing Phase 2 study for the prevention cytomegalovirus (CMV) in adult hematopoietic cell transplant patients (CMX001-201); a Phase 2 s
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