April 23, 2015
Gilead Announces Data for Investigational, All-Oral, Pan-Genotypic Three-Drug Regimen of Sofosbuvir, GS-5816 and GS-9857 for Chronic Hepatitis C
-- Data Support Ongoing Trials Evaluating Shortened Course of Therapy --
In pre-clinical studies, GS-9857 demonstrated similarly potent antiviral activity against HCV replicons of all tested genotypes (1-6), as well as an improved resistance profile compared to other HCV protease inhibitors (ePoster #P0899). In a healthy volunteer study, GS-9857 demonstrated a favorable pharmacokinetic profile (ePoster #P0861). Data from a three-day monotherapy study also demonstrated that GS-9857 was well-tolerated and achieved median HCV RNA reductions of more than 3 log10 IU/mL for HCV patients with genotypes 1, 2, 3 and 4 at the 100 mg dose (ePoster #P0901).
Presented as a late-breaker ePoster (ePoster #LP03), a Phase 2 study of triple-combination therapy with a fixed-dose combination of SOF/GS-5816 plus GS-9857 among genotype 1 patients demonstrated sustained virologic response (SVR12) rates following six weeks of treatment of 93 percent (n=14/15) among treatment-naïve, non-cirrhotic patients, 87 percent (n=13/15) among treatment-naïve, cirrhotic patients, and 67 percent (n=20/30) among those who had failed therapy with two or more direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs). The four-week regimen resulted in a sub-optimal SVR12 rate of 27 percent (n=4/15).
“These data support the ongoing development of GS-9857 and the potential
for an all-oral, triple combination therapy containing Sovaldi, GS-5816
and GS-9857 to attempt to further reduce treatment duration for
hepatitis C patients,” said
SOF/GS-5816 plus GS-9857 was generally well tolerated. There were no Grade 3 or 4 adverse events nor serious adverse events. The most frequent adverse events were nausea (25 percent), headache (24 percent) and fatigue (16 percent). Transient, asymptomatic, elevated lipase (Grade 3 or 4) occurred in four patients (5 percent).
GS-5816 and GS-9857 are investigational products and their safety and efficacy have not been established. Additional information about these studies can be found at www.clinicaltrials.gov.
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 Gilead may observe unfavorable results from additional clinical
trials involving GS-9857, including in combination with Sovaldi and
GS-5816. In addition, Gilead may make a strategic decision to
discontinue development of GS-9857, including in combination with
Sovaldi and GS-5816 if, for example, Gilead believes commercialization
will be difficult relative to other opportunities in its pipeline. As a
result, GS-9857 may never be successfully commercialized. 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 Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the year ended
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