CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 16 Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDIX), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of human viral diseases, today announced that four abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the 45th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL, April 14-18, 2010 in Vienna, Austria). Full abstracts can now be viewed at the EASL website at www.easl.eu.
The accepted abstracts are as follows:
Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of human viral diseases. Idenix's current focus is on the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. For further information about Idenix, please refer to www.idenix.com.
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-- Lalezari, et al, "Antiviral Activity, Pharmacokinetics and Safety of IDX184 in Combination with Pegylated Interferon (PegIFN) and Ribavirin (RBV) in Treatment-Naďve HCV Genotype 1-Infected Subjects", will be presented in a poster session beginning on Thursday, April 15.
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