About Boehringer Ingelheim in Hepatitis C Virus
Boehringer Ingelheim has a long-standing commitment to virology, including developing innovative therapies for HIV/AIDS and HCV. The company recognizes the significance of the HCV epidemic and continues to work on improving treatment and cure rates for diverse populations of HCV patients through its dedicated HCV treatment development program, called HCVerso™.
Boehringer Ingelheim is advancing BI 201335, an investigational oral HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitor that has the potential to improve cure rates as compared to PegIFN/RBV therapy. A multi-study Phase 3 trial program currently is underway to evaluate BI 201335 combined with PegIFN/RBV in both treatment-naive and -experienced patients with chronic genotype-1 HCV.
Boehringer Ingelheim also is developing BI 207127, an NS5B RNA-dependent polymerase inhibitor that has the potential to eliminate interferon from HCV treatment when combined with BI 201335 and RBV. Phase 2 trials evaluating BI 207127 with BI 201335 in interferon-sparing regimens, with and without RBV, are currently underway.
About Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., based in Ridgefield, CT, is the largest U.S. subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation (Ridgefield, CT) and a member of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies.
The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 42,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.
As a central element of its culture, Boehringer Ingelheim pledges to act soc
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