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Roche, InterMune and Pharmasset Announce Initiation of INFORM-1, the First Dual-Combination Clinical Trial with Oral Antivirals in Hepatitis C
Date:11/10/2008

ically modified form of a molecule designed to enhance the absorption, distribution and metabolic properties of that molecule. R7128 has shown in vitro activity against all of the most common HCV genotypes (1, 2, 3 and 4).

About Pharmasset

Pharmasset is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing novel drugs to treat viral infections. Pharmasset's primary focus is on the development of oral therapeutics for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Pharmasset is currently developing three product candidates. Clevudine, for the treatment of chronic HBV infection, is enrolling Phase 3 clinical trials for registration in North, Central and South America and Europe. Clevudine is already approved for HBV in South Korea and marketed by Bukwang Pharmaceuticals in South Korea under the brand name Levovir. R7128, an oral treatment for chronic HCV infection, is in a 4-week Phase 1 clinical trial in combination with PEGASYS(R) plus COPEGUS(R). Racivir, which is being developed for the treatment of HIV in combination with other approved HIV drugs, has completed a Phase 2 clinical trial.

About R7227 (ITMN-191)

R7227 is an inhibitor of HCV NS3/4A protease activity, and has produced multi-log10 reductions in circulating HCV RNA in chronic HCV patients when administered for 14 days as monotherapy. In support of clinical studies that will combine R7227 with R7128, including the INFORM-1 study, InterMune, Roche and Pharmasset have investigated in vitro the combined antiviral effect of these compounds.

About InterMune

InterMune is a biotechnology company focused on the research, development and commercialization of innovative therapies in pulmonology and hepatology. InterMune has a pipeline portfolio addressing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. The pulmonology portfolio includes t
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