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ViroPharma Announces Completion of Enrollment in Phase 3 Study of Maribavir in Stem Cell Transplant Patients
Date:5/29/2008

- Phase 3 Study in 681 Stem Cell Transplant Patients Represents First Pivotal Study on a New Antiviral CMV Therapy in Stem Cell Transplant in

Over a Decade - - Company Also Provides Timing of Phase 3 Data Disclosure and Regulatory

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EXTON, Pa., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that it completed enrollment in its pivotal Phase 3 study of maribavir in stem cell transplant patients. This international Phase 3 study is evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of prophylactic use of maribavir administered orally for up to 12 weeks for the prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in recipients of allogeneic stem cell transplants (SCT). The study also will evaluate the pharmacokinetics of maribavir in this subject population. It is being conducted in 90 transplant centers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

"Maribavir may mark the first new advancement in CMV therapeutics for transplant recipients in many years," stated Stephen Villano, M.D., vice president, clinical research and development at ViroPharma. "CMV can cause significant and potentially deadly clinical manifestations among transplant recipients, and maribavir represents the opportunity for a shift in CMV treatment paradigm toward prophylaxis against CMV, thus preventing CMV viral infection and disease and allowing for enhanced focus on other aspects of patient outcome following transplantation."

The company also provided the timing of future milestones in the development of maribavir in SCT. These include:

-- Data collection for the 6-month assessments will continue through the

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