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The Liver Meeting
November Fri, Nov 10, 2023 - Mon, Nov 14, 2023

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Vir Biotechnology to Present Late-Breaking Data from
Its Ongoing Phase 2 Chronic Hepatitis B and Delta Trials
at AASLD's The Liver Meeting® 2023

  November 10, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vir Biotechnology, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIR) today announced that it will be presenting new data from its Phase 2 trials evaluating the potential clinical impact that VIR-3434 and VIR-2218 could have for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and chronic hepatitis delta (CHD) patients at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) The Liver Meeting®, taking place in Boston, MA, from November 10-14, 2023. These include one late-breaking poster presentation and one late-breaking oral presentation.
Late-Breaking Presentations
Title: VIR-2218 and VIR-3434 With or Without Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2A for the Treatment of Chronic HBV Infection: End of Treatment (EOT) Results After 24 Weeks of Therapy (March Study Part B) (Abstract #48500)
Session: Late Breaking Poster Session
Date: Monday, November 13
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Edward Gane, M.D., Professor of Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and Chief Hepatologist, Transplant Physician and Deputy Director of the New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit at Auckland City Hospital
Title: The Monoclonal Antibody VIR-3434 And siRNA VIR-2218 for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis D Virus: Preliminary Results from the Phase 2 SOLSTICE Trial(Abstract #5004)
Session: Oral, Late Breaking Parallel Session
Date: Monday, November 13
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Tarik Asselah, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Hepatology at the H˘pital Beaujon, APHP, Clichy, France, and at the University of Paris, and Head of Viral Hepatitis at INSERM UMR1149, France
The AASLD late breaking presentation abstracts can be accessed under Events & Presentations in the Investors section of the Vir website here.
Vir will host an investor conference call to discuss the Phase 2 CHD & CHB AASLD data at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time / 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on November 13th. A live webcast will be available on https://investors.vir.bio and will be archived on www.vir.bio for 30 days.
About Chronic Hepatitis B
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection remains an urgent global public health challenge associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Approximately 300 million people around the world are living with CHB, and approximately 900,000 of them die from associated complications each year. These patients are significantly underserved by existing therapies with low functional cure rates, lifelong daily therapy and/or poor tolerability. Vir is working to achieve a functional cure for the millions of people with CHB around the world through its broad and differentiated portfolio.
About Chronic Hepatitis Delta
Chronic hepatitis delta (CHD) infection occurs as a simultaneous co-infection or super-infection with chronic hepatitis B. An estimated 12 million people globally are infected with CHD, representing approximately 5% of those infected with CHB. CHB-CHD co-infection is considered the most severe form of chronic viral hepatitis due to more rapid progression toward hepatocellular carcinoma and liver-related death.
About VIR-3434
VIR-3434 is an investigational subcutaneously administered antibody designed to block entry of hepatitis B and hepatitis delta viruses into hepatocytes and to reduce the level of virions and subviral particles in the blood. VIR-3434, which incorporates Xencor's Xtend™ and other Fc technologies, has been engineered to potentially function as a T cell vaccine against hepatitis B virus and hepatitis delta virus, as well as to have an extended half-life. VIR-3434 was identified using Vir's proprietary monoclonal antibody discovery platform.
About VIR-2218
VIR-2218 is an investigational subcutaneously administered hepatitis B virus-targeting small interfering ribonucleic acid (siRNA) that Vir believes has the potential to stimulate an immune response and have direct antiviral activity against hepatitis B virus and hepatitis delta virus. It is the first siRNA in the clinic to include Enhanced Stabilization Chemistry Plus (ESC+) technology to enhance stability and minimize off-target activity, which potentially could result in an increased therapeutic index. VIR-2218 is the first asset in the Company's collaboration with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to enter clinical trials