CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDIX), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of human viral diseases, today announced three poster presentations featuring clinical and preclinical data for samatasvir (IDX719), Idenix's once-daily pan-genotypic NS5A inhibitor for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, at the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) Liver Week 2013, taking place in Singapore, June 6-10, 2013. Idenix recently initiated a phase II clinical trial (HELIX-1) evaluating an all-oral, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) HCV combination regimen of samatasvir and simeprevir (TMC435), a once-daily protease inhibitor jointly developed by Janssen R&D Ireland and Medivir AB. The following abstracts will be presented in poster sessions during APASL Liver Week 2013 in the Conference Exhibition Hall on Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:30am - 5:30pm SGT:
- Abstract No. 2110: "Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of IDX719, a Pan-Genotypic HCV NS5A Inhibitor, in Genotype 1, 2, 3 or 4 HCV-Infected Subjects."
- Abstract No. 2121: "Hepatitis C Virus NS5A Inhibitor IDX719 Demonstrates Potent, Pan-genotypic Activity in Preclinical and Clinical Studies."
- Abstract No. 2127: "IDX719, a Pan-genotypic HCV NS5A Replication Complex Inhibitor, Is a Promising Candidate for HCV Combination DAA Treatment."