DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced a late-breaking poster presentation at the American Society of Nephrology's (ASN) Kidney Week 2011 Annual Meeting being held November 8-13, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.
V. Ram Peddi, MD, Transplant Nephrologist and Director of Kidney Transplant Research at California Pacific Medical Center, will present data from Chimerix's Phase 1/2 trial evaluating CMX001 in transplant patients with BK virus (BKV) infection. The poster presentation, entitled "CMX001 Was Well-Tolerated and Without Nephrotoxicity in Renal Transplant and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients with BK Virus Infection in a Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Study," is part of the "Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Poster" session and begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 12 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
"In the Phase 1/2 trial, CMX001 was generally safe and well tolerated when administered to renal transplant (RT) and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients," stated Wendy Painter, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of Chimerix, Inc. "Importantly, no signs of nephrotoxicity were seen following five weekly oral doses of 40 mg and the pharmacokinetics of CMX001 and cidofovir were similar between kidney transplant and bone marrow transplant recipients." These findings are consistent with results from other CMX001 clinical trials and based on Chimerix's experience with subjects treated under emergency INDs.
CMX001 is being tested in ongoing placebo-controlled clinical trials and in open-label treatment protocols for the prophylaxis, pre-emption and treatment of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viruses, including herpesviruses and adenoviruses, and as a potential biodefense countermeasure in the event of a smallpox release. Data from an ongoing, placebo-controlled Phase 2 clinical trial
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