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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Gilead's Hepatitis C Drug Poised To Reach The Market As One Of The First 'All Oral' Combinations

The 100% cure rates from Gilead Sciences' (GILD) and Bristol-Myers Squibb's (BMY) all-oral combination might have taken centre stage day one at the EASL liver conference, but data from other studies of GS-7977 to emerge make equally comforting reading for the drug's proud new owner.

Stronger than expected results emerged from both the Electron and Quantum studies, making it almost certain that the potent nucleotide analogue will form the backbone of the first all-oral hepatitis C therapy to reach the market. Gilead shares soared 14% to $53.31 in early trade.

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