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Author Topic: Biotron begins HIV drug trial  (Read 2764 times)

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Offline xman

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Biotron begins HIV drug trial
« on: October 10, 2011, 01:21:20 PM »
Australia-based drug development company Biotron has started Phase 1b/2a human trial of its HIV drug candidate BIT225.

During the course of the trial, 18 HIV-positive, treatment-naive patients will be treated with the drug for over 10 days.

In addition, eight more patients will be given a placebo and both groups will then have a 10 day drug-free follow up.

Earlier, Biotron demonstrated that the oral drug can inhibit replication of the HIV virus in monocyte lineage cells. The virus has been able to hid' from current drug treatments, until now.

Biotron managing director Michelle Miller said the trial would further demonstrate the ability of BIT225 to reduce HIV loads in HIV-infected reservoir cells.

"By specifically targeting HIV in reservoir cells, Biotron's BIT225 offers the potential to stop the on-going cycle of infection in the body," Miller added.

The company expects to announce the results in the first quarter of 2012.

Sources:

http://clinicaltrials.pharmaceutical-business-review.com/news/biotron-begins-hiv-drug-trial-031011

http://www.biotron.com.au/ftp/29Sep2011_BIT_HIV.pdf

« Last Edit: October 10, 2011, 01:34:16 PM by xman »
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Offline Matts

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Re: Biotron begins HIV drug trial
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 07:27:56 PM »
good to hear this australian company is still alive. As far as I remember BIT 225 was a topic here in 2007 when they wanted to start trials. The shares went up 23% today, maybe someone can get rich (or not) :)
tivicay/kivexa

Offline alexjones

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Re: Biotron begins HIV drug trial
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 04:50:55 PM »
The results of this trial should come very soon. Biotron has also gone out and added some high profile members to the board of directors.

There are many in the investing world who think that this is going to be BIG.

Not trying to build false hope, but this might be substantial. I hope we can have the results posted here soon.

 


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