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InterMune Announces Progress on Pirfenidone in IPF
Date:4/21/2008

- Initiating planned roll-over study for CAPACITY patients in Q3 -

- Patient retention and conduct of Phase 3 CAPACITY program remain

excellent to date - - Abstract of Shionogi Phase 3 pirfenidone study now available on ATS

website -

BRISBANE, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN) today announced that it will initiate an open-label roll-over study to evaluate the long-term safety of pirfenidone in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The roll-over study will be open to patients who complete one of the two concurrent Phase 3 CAPACITY studies of pirfenidone in IPF. InterMune expects that the first patient will enter the roll-over study in August 2008. Additional information regarding the design and objectives of the pirfenidone roll-over study will be available at http://www.clinicaltrials.gov within approximately one week. The anticipated 2008 costs of conducting the study are included in InterMune's expense guidance of February 7, 2008.

Regarding the progress of CAPACITY, the company noted that patient retention and overall study conduct remain excellent, with a low rate of patient dropouts to date. InterMune anticipates that top-line results from CAPACITY will be available in January 2009. Data from the CAPACITY trials will remain blinded during the extension study enrollment period.

The company also provided an update on the publication plans of Shionogi concerning its Phase 3 study of pirfenidone in IPF performed in Japan. The abstract of the Tuesday, May 20 presentation by Shionogi of the results of this study at the American Thoraci
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