AbbVie to Present New Data from Hepatitis C Clinical Development Program at The International Liver Congress™ 2015

- 29 abstracts,  including sub-analyses of AbbVie's approved treatment of VIEKIRAX® + EXVIERA®, as well as new data from Phase 3b development program and AbbVie's HCV pipeline compounds  

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced that 29 abstracts from its ongoing hepatitis C clinical development program have been accepted for presentation during The International Liver CongressTM (ILC) 2015 in Vienna, Austria from April 22-26. Data being presented include sub-analyses of the recently approved VIEKIRAX® (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir tablets) + EXVIERA® (dasabuvir tablets), Phase 3b studies, including a head-to-head comparison of AbbVie's three direct-acting antiviral treatment with telaprevir-based therapy and Phase 2/3 studies investigating AbbVie's combination treatment in genotype 1 (GT1) and genotype 4 (GT4). Additionally, data from Phase 1 studies of ABT-493 and ABT-530 will be presented.
"We are pleased to present new investigational data at ILC that reinforces our broad HCV clinical development program beyond the approval of VIEKIRAX + EXVIERA," said Michael Severino, M.D., executive vice president, research and development and chief scientific officer, AbbVie. "We are studying the diverse populations seen in clinical practice and expanding our research and development, including our new HCV pipeline compounds."

AbbVie's ongoing HCV pipeline development program focuses on investigating a pan-genotypic, ribavirin (RBV)-free, once-daily treatment that may also allow for treatment durations of as little as eight weeks. Preliminary results from a Phase 2b study (n=79) of ABT-493 and ABT-530 in non-cirrhotic GT1 patients receiving the RBV-free recommended regimen for 12 weeks demonstrated a sustained virologic response rate at four weeks post treatment (SVR4) of 99 percent (n=78/79). These results, announced for the first time today, included both GT1a and GT1b, treatment-naïve and pegylated-interferon and RBV prior null responders. Patients across both study arms were randomized to receive ABT-493 (200mg) and either 120mg or 40mg of ABT-530. To date, the most common (>5 percent) adverse reactions were fatigue, headache, nausea, diarrhea and anxiety. Data from these Phase 2b studies of ABT-493 and ABT-530 will not be presented at ILC 2015, and will be released at future medical congresses.

Abstracts for AbbVie's HCV Pipeline Compounds:
Abstracts for Approved VIEKIRAX and EXVIERA:
Abstracts for Phase 3b Program:
Abstracts for AbbVie's HCV Investigational Treatment:
Abstracts for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) and Other AbbVie Data:
The full ILC 2015 scientific program can be found at

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