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Gilead/Abbvie/BMS/Janssen/Merck Latest Data/study results
 
 
  GILEAD ANNOUNCES SVR12 RATES FROM THREE PHASE 3 STUDIES EVALUATING A ONCE-DAILY FIXED-DOSE COMBINATION OF SOFOSBUVIR AND LEDIPASVIR FOR GENOTYPE 1 HEPATITIS C PATIENTS - For Immediate Release - (12/18/13)
 
AbbVie Completes Largest Phase III Program of an All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Genotype 1 - (01/31/14)
 
Daclatasvir+Sofosbuvir-new studies, VX135, Daclatasvir Phase 3 IFN-free, EMA Compassionate Use, Accelerated EMA Marketing Review Recommendation
 
SVR results of a once-daily regimen of simeprevir (SMV, TMC435) plus sofosbuvir (SOF, GS-7977) with or without ribavirin in cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic HCV genotype 1 treatment-naïve and prior null responder patients: The COSMOS study - (11/05/13)
 
LDV, Ledipasvir has gt2 activity & some gt3 activity just not that good.
 
Lepidaspir is GS5885, this study provides the early in vitro data of Ledipasvir vs GT2/3, look at table 1 in this link and you will see that it takes much more drug to suppress gt2 and gt3 than gt1---Antiviral Activity and Resistance Profile of the Novel HCV NS5A Inhibitor GS-5885 http://www.natap.org/2012/EASL/EASL_62.htm
 
and then in this link this is their next generation NS5A GS5816 you can see the potency vs GT2/3
 
AASLD: GS-5816, a Once-Daily NS5A Inhibitor, Demonstrates Potent Antiviral Activity in Patients With Genotype 1-4 HCV Infection in a 3 Day Monotherapy Study - (11/04/13)
 
the daclatasvir data vs gt2/3 in combination with sofosbuvir, essentially 100% SVR rates in gt1, 2 and 3
 
EASL/2012: Potent Viral Suppression With the All-Oral Combination of Daclatasvir (NS5A Inhibitor) and GS-7977 (Nucleotide NS5B Inhibitor), +/- Ribavirin, in Treatment-Naive Patients With Chronic HCV GT1, 2, or 3 (100% SVR gt1, 91% gt2) - (04/19/12)
 
Merck - High Efficacy and Safety of the All-Oral Combination Regimen, MK-5172 / MK-8742 ▒ RBV for 12 Weeks in HCV Genotype 1 Infected Patients: The C-WORTHY Study - (11/05/13)
 
Janssen/Idenix - Idenix Pharmaceuticals Reports Sustained Virologic Response Rate (SVR4) for Phase II All-Oral Combination Study of Samatasvir (IDX719), a Potent, Pan-Genotypic HCV NS5A Inhibitor, and Simeprevir - (01/13/14) Janssen/Idenix - HELIX-2, a phase II all-oral combination study of Simeprevir, TMC647055 and Samatasvir (IDX719) for the treatment of hepatitis C has been initiated - (12/03/13)
 
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Gilead Files for U.S. Approval of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir Fixed-Dose Combination Tablet for Genotype 1 Hepatitis C
 
-- If Approved, Fixed-Dose Combination Would be First Oral Treatment Regimen for Patients with Genotype 1 HCV Infection, Eliminating Need for Both Interferon and Ribavirin --
 
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 10, 2014-- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the company has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a once-daily fixed-dose combination of the NS5A inhibitor ledipasvir (LDV) 90 mg and the nucleotide analog polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir (SOF) 400 mg for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 infection in adults. The data submitted in the NDA support the use of LDV/SOF in patients with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, with a treatment duration of eight or 12 weeks depending on prior treatment history and whether they have cirrhosis. Approximately 75 percent of people infected with HCV in the United States have the genotype 1 strain of the virus.
 
"Today's filing brings us one step closer to our goal of offering all patients with hepatitis C a simple, safe and highly effective all-oral treatment regimen," said Norbert Bischofberger, PhD, Executive Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer. "Based on the data from the Phase 3 ION studies, the LDV/SOF combination may have the potential to cure HCV in genotype 1 patients in as little as eight weeks and without the need for interferon injections or ribavirin."
 
The FDA has assigned LDV/SOF a Breakthrough Therapy designation, which is granted to investigational medicines that may offer major advances in treatment over existing options. The NDA for LDV/SOF is supported by three Phase 3 studies, ION-1, ION-2 and ION-3, in which nearly 2,000 genotype 1 HCV patients were randomized to receive the fixed-dose combination, with or without RBV, for treatment durations of eight, 12 or 24 weeks. Trial participants included patients who were treatment-naïve or who had failed previous treatment, including protease inhibitor-based regimens, and also included patients with compensated cirrhosis.
 
Gilead plans to file for regulatory approval of LDV/SOF in other geographies, including the European Union, in the first quarter of 2014. Gilead has submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for accelerated assessment of LDV/SOF, a designation that is granted to new therapies and medicines of major public health interest. If accepted, accelerated assessment could shorten the EMA's review time of LDV/SOF by two months, although it does not guarantee a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use or approval by theEuropean Commission.
 
LDV/SOF is an investigational product and its safety and efficacy has not yet been established.
 
SOF as a single agent was approved by the FDA under the tradename SovaldiĘ on December 6, 2013 and by the European Commission on January 17, 2014.
 
About Gilead Sciences
 
Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
 
Forward-Looking Statement
 
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the risk that FDA may not approve the LDV/SOF fixed-dose combination, and that any marketing approvals, if granted, may have significant limitations on its use. In addition, Gilead may be unable to file for regulatory approval of LDV/SOF in other geographies in the currently anticipated timelines. Further, additional clinical studies of LDV/SOF, including results from the 24-week arms of ION-1, may produce unfavorable results. As a result, Gilead may not be able to successfully commercialize LDV/SOF, and may make a strategic decision to discontinue its development if, for example, the market for the product fails to materialize as expected. These risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those referred to in the forward-looking statements. The reader is cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. These and other risks are described in detail in Gilead's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Gilead, and Gilead assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.
 
U.S. full prescribing information for Sovaldi is available at www.Gilead.com. Sovaldi is a registered trademark of Gilead Sciences, Inc.
 
For more information on Gilead Sciences, please visit the company's website at www.gilead.com, follow Gilead on Twitter (@GileadSciences) or call Gilead Public Affairs at 1-800-GILEAD-5 or 1-650-574-3000.
 
Source: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Patrick O'Brien, 650-522-1936 (Investors)
Cara Miller, 650-522-1616 (Media)

 
 
 
 
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