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ANA598 Data Presented at AASLD Highlight Positive Clinical Profile of DAA Entering Phase IIb

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 6:34am
Bio-Medicine.Org

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS) today announced the ANA598 data to be presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) in Boston, MA.  ANA598, the Company's direct-acting antiviral (DAA) being developed for the treatment of hepatitis C, will be discussed in two presentations at the conference:  

  • On Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, Eric Lawitz, M.D., a principal investigator of the study, will give an oral presentation titled, "Safety and Antiviral Activity of ANA598 in Combination with Pegylated Interferon alpha 2A Plus Ribavirin in Treatment-Naive Genotype-1 Chronic HCV Patients."  The slides will be available on the Company's website at www.anadyspharma.com following conclusion of the presentation.  
  • On Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7:00 am Eastern Daylight Time, Anadys will present data in a poster titled, "IL28B Polymorphism and Kinetics of Antiviral Activity for ANA598 in Combination with Pegylated Interferon alpha 2A Plus Ribavirin in Treatment-Naive Genotype-1 Chronic HCV Patients."  The poster will be available on the Company's website at www.anadyspharma.com.  

"We are pleased with the positive clinical profile seen to date for ANA598, as well as its preclinical properties that support investigation of combinations with other direct antivirals," said James L. Freddo, M.D., Senior Vice President, Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer of Anadys.  "In the upcoming Phase IIb study, we look forward to testing ANA598 for the first time in treatment-experienced patients, as well as in a larger population of treatment-naive patients."

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