PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced that it will present clinical data on ARC-520, ARC-521, and ARC-AAT, the company’s prior generation investigational medicines that were being studied for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection and liver disease associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 (ILC), the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) being held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from April 19-23, 2017.
Prolonged RNA interference therapy with ARC-520 Injection in treatment naïve, HBeAg positive and negative patients with chronic HBV results in significant reductions of HBs antigen
- Presentation Reference: PS-045
- Session: Parallel session: Hepatitis B and D: Emerging treatment options
- Date and Time: April 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM CET
- Authors: Man-Fung Yuen, et al.
Hepatic targeted RNA interference provides deep and prolonged knockdown of alpha-1 antitrypsin levels in ZZ patients
- Presentation Reference: LBO-06
- Session: Late Breaker session
- Date and Time: April 22, 2017 at 5:15 PM CET
- Authors: Alice Turner, et al.
A phase 1 study to evaluate safety and tolerability of escalating single doses of the HBV RNA interference drug ARC-521 in a healthy volunteer population
- Presentation Reference: THU-176
- Session: Viral hepatitis: Hepatitis B and D - Clinical (therapy, new compounds, resistance)
- Session Date and Time: April 20, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CET
- Authors: Edward Gane, et al.
Additional details including presentation abstracts can be found on the ILC website at https://ilc-congress.eu/. A copy of presentation materials can be accessed by visiting the Events section of the Arrowhead website after the presentations conclude.
Arrowhead announced on November 29, 2016 that it had discontinued development of ARC-520, ARC-521, and ARC-AAT. The company continues to develop ARO-HBV and ARO-AAT, which are follow on investigational RNAi therapeutics against chronic hepatitis B infection and alpha-1 liver disease that utilize the company’s new proprietary subcutaneous delivery system.
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About Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals develops medicines that treat intractable diseases by silencing the genes that cause them. Using a broad portfolio of RNA chemistries and efficient modes of delivery, Arrowhead therapies trigger the RNA interference mechanism to induce rapid, deep, and durable knockdown of target genes. RNA interference, or RNAi, is a mechanism present in living cells that inhibits the expression of a specific gene, thereby affecting the production of a specific protein. Arrowhead’s RNAi-based therapeutics leverage this natural pathway of gene silencing.
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