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Idenix initiates Phase 2 HCV trial, files patent infringement suits against Gilead

  • Idenix Pharmaceuticals (IDIX) starts patient enrollment in HELIX-2 — that's the DAA HCV combo comprising samatasvir and the JNJ co-developed protease inhibitor and polymerase inhibitor simeprevir and TMC647055.
  • The Phase 2 study will evaluate efficacy, safety and tolerability of the combo in treatment-naïve or relapsed (after interferon and ribavirin) GT1 HCV patients. (PR)
  • In other company news, IDIX has filed two patent infringement lawsuits against Gilead (GILD) tied to methods of treating the HCV using 2'-methyl nucleosides.
  • Here's IDIX: "[The company] is seeking a declaration that GILD's imminent distribution, importation, use, sale or offer to sell drugs containing sofosbuvir, a 2'-methyl nucleoside compound, infringes IDIX's patents." (PR)
Comments (2)
  • rnn
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    Its selling off on the positive article/news.
    2 Dec 2013, 01:13 PM Reply Like
  • MichaelJ8
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    a patent suit.. oh boy. Here we go. Patents are almost worthless in today's age
    2 Dec 2013, 03:01 PM Reply Like
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