Research programme: HBV surface antigen inhibitors - Arbutus Biopharma

Drug Profile

Research programme: HBV surface antigen inhibitors - Arbutus Biopharma

Alternative Names: AB 452

Latest Information Update: 06 Sep 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Enantigen Therapeutics
  • Developer Arbutus Biopharma
  • Class Antivirals; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Surface antigen inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Preclinical Hepatitis B

Most Recent Events

  • 03 Oct 2017 Arbutus BioPharma intends to file an IND application or equivalent for AB 452 in Hepatitis B (PO) around mid-2018
  • 30 Aug 2016 Arbutus terminates its licence for VLP technology with Kuros
  • 03 Aug 2015 Tekmira Pharmaceuticals is now called Arbutus Biopharma
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