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3-V Biosciences Presents Positive Preclinical Data On HCV Product Candidates Targeting FASN At The American Association For The Study Of Liver Disease Annual Meeting 2012

Data describing 3-V's FASN inhibitor preclinical activity will be presented by Dr. Kemble during Sunday's HCV Therapy: Preclinical and Early Clinical Development parallel session at 5:30 pm in a talk titled: " Potent Hepatitis C Antiviral Activity By Inhibiting Fatty Acid Synthase" (Abstract #88).  A poster, " TVB-2640, a Novel Anti-HCV Agent, Safely Causes Sustained Host-Target Inhibition in Vivo" (Abstract #1876), describing mechanism and activity for one of 3-V's compounds will be presented on Tuesday, November 13 during the HCV Therapy: Preclinical and Early Clinical Development poster session from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

About FASNFASN is a cellular enzyme implicated in HCV replication and several cancers.  First-generation FASN inhibitors have shown preclinical benefits in a variety of viral infections, including HCV, as well as in models of pancreatic, prostatic, breast and colorectal tumors, but their development has been hindered by poor bioavailability and systemic tolerability.  3-V has discovered and is advancing proprietary FASN inhibitors with pharmaceutical properties that overcome the shortcomings of earlier generations of inhibitors, and have the potential to become significant new approaches to the treatment of chronic HCV and other indications.

About 3-V Biosciences3-V Biosciences, Inc. is a privately held biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops antiviral therapeutics designed to have broad-spectrum activity, including efficacy against viruses resistant to other classes of antiviral drugs, and a high barrier to resistance.  The 3-V team applies an integrated approach with internal expertise in virology, biology, drug discovery and development to drive programs forward.  The company is located in Menlo Park, California.

For additional information on 3-V Biosciences, please visit www.3vbio.com.

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Stephen R. Brady Chief Business Officer 650-561-8600

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