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Medivir licenses rights to Trek Therapeutics

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Medivir and Trek Therapeutics has announced that TREKtx has licensed the exclusive rights to develop and commercialize MIV-802 globally, excluding China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

MIV-802 is a nucleotide polymerase inhibitor under development for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Under the terms of the agreement, Medivir is entitled to receive milestones based on successful clinical development and royalties capped at a mid-teens percentage upon commercialization of MIV-802 containing products. BioPhausia, a subsidiary of Medivir, is granted options to commercialize MIV-802 containing products in the Nordics and certain Western European countries. Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are pleased to have Trek Therapeutics as a partner with their deep knowledge of HCV drug development, and their mission to make competitive treatments accessible to world populations” said Niklas Prager, CEO of Medivir.

TREKtx is developing combination treatments for HCV utilizing its portfolio of antiviral agents including faldaprevir, a protease inhibitor, TD-6450, a NS5A inhibitor, and lomibuvir, a non-nucleoside NS5B inhibitor.

“Nucleotides are essential components of combination regimens to provide a short duration of treatment with low levels of resistance.” said Ann Kwong, Ph.D., CEO of TREKtx. “We are excited to develop MIV-802 as part of a highly-effective combination treatment to address HCV.”