Altimmune Completes Enrollment in Phase 2 Clinical Trial of HepTcell™, an Immunotherapeutic for Chronic Hepatitis B
The multicenter clinical trial, which is being conducted at 26 sites in
“We are pleased to have achieved this milestone in the HepTcell Phase 2 trial and look forward to the data readout in Q1 2024,” said
HepTcell is a novel, investigational, immunotherapeutic comprised of nine synthetic peptides representing conserved HBV sequences adjuvanted with IC31®, a TLR9-based adjuvant from Valneva SE. The HBV-directed peptides are designed to drive T cell responses against all HBV genotypes towards a functional cure for chronic HBV in patients of diverse genetic backgrounds.
About Chronic Hepatitis B
Altimmune is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel peptide-based therapeutics for the treatment of obesity and liver diseases. The Company’s lead product candidate, pemvidutide, is a GLP-1/glucagon dual receptor agonist that is being developed for the treatment of obesity and NASH. In addition, Altimmune is developing HepTcell™, an immunotherapeutic designed to achieve a functional cure for CHB. For more information, please visit www.altimmune.com.
Follow @Altimmune, Inc. on LinkedIn
Follow @AltimmuneInc on Twitter
Any statements made in this press release relating to future financial or business performance, conditions, plans, prospects, trends, or strategies and other financial and business matters, including without limitation, the timing of key milestones for our clinical assets, the timing of the data readouts of the HepTcell trial and the MOMENTUM obesity trial, the timing of the initiation of the Phase 2b NASH trial and the prospects for regulatory approval, commercializing or selling any product or drug candidates, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In addition, when or if used in this press release, the words “may,” “could,” “should,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “predict” and similar expressions and their variants, as they relate to
Investor & Media Contact:
Chief Financial Officer
Source: Altimmune, Inc