Achillion (ACHN) Presents Strong Data from ACH-1625 Phase 2a; Safety Profile Similar

April 23, 2012 7:36 AM EDT
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Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHN), reports that in the second segment of its Phase 2a trial of ACH-1625, 94 to 100 percent of patients with treatment naïve genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) achieved a complete early virologic response (cEVR) after 12 weeks of treatment with ACH-1625 in combination with pegylated interferon alfa-2a and ribavirin (P/R). ACH-1625 in combination with P/R for up to 12 weeks was safe and well tolerated and produced high viral response rates regardless of dose level or IL28B genotype status.

Results from this trial were presented during the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) International Liver Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain from April 18 – 22, 2012. Additional posters detailing Achillion's NS5A inhibitor program, including ACH-2928 and ACH-3102, were also presented during EASL.

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