Chimerix Announces Top Line Data From CMX001 Phase 2 Adenovirus Study and Late-Breaker Presentation at ICAAC
-Encouraging results from the first proof-of-concept study for adenovirus infection support continued clinical development of CMX001 as a first-in-class broad-spectrum antiviral for prevention of double-stranded DNA viral infections
-Data accepted for oral late-breaker presentation at the ICAAC Annual Meeting on September 10th
DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chimerix, Inc. (Nasdaq:CMRX), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need, today announced top line data from the exploratory Phase 2 study of CMX001 as preemptive therapy for adenovirus (AdV) infection, the first interventional trial in AdV infection. In this trial in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients, the 100 mg dose given twice weekly (BIW) demonstrated decreased levels of AdV viremia and showed a potential benefit in reducing both progression to AdV disease and all-cause mortality, compared to subjects who received placebo or CMX001 given once weekly (QW). Planned intent-to-treat analyses as well as exploratory analyses in specific patient groups were consistent in trends favoring the CMX001 BIW regimen over placebo, although statistical significance was not established in this exploratory study.
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