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Chimerix Honored With "2011 Southeast BIO Deal of the Year: Venture Capital Transaction" Award
Date:11/7/2011

tics with the potential to transform patient care in multiple settings, including transplant, oncology, acute care and global health.  

The company's lead candidate, CMX001, is a broad spectrum, oral antiviral agent being tested in ongoing placebo-controlled clinical trials and in open-label treatment protocols for the prophylaxis, preemption and treatment of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viruses, such as herpesviruses, adenoviruses, and orthopoxviruses. To date, more than 650 patients have been dosed with CMX001 in placebo-controlled clinical trials and open-label treatment protocols, including over 350 individuals who 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 are no other therapeutic options.  

Clinical studies of CMX001 include an ongoing Phase 2 study of the prevention/control of CMV in adult hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients (CMX001-201); a Phase 2 study for the treatment of adenovirus infection in pediatric and adult hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients (AdV HALT Trial/CMX001-202); and an Open-Label Study (CMX001-350) for the treatment of dsDNA viral infections.  The Open-Label Study builds on Chimerix's extensive experience working with over 150 clinicians at over 80 leading institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel who have sought CMX001 under EINDs for the treatment of immunocompromised patients.  

CMX001 is also being developed as a medical countermeasure in the event of a smallpox release, including the potential to provide an important therapeutic option for the 80 million people in the U.S. currently estimated to be immunocompromised and thus not candidates to receive a smallpox vaccine.  Chimerix has received federal funding for the development of CMX001 as a medical countermeasure against smallpox from the National Inst
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