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For GlobeImmune, Early HCV Vaccine Data May Spark Coveted Partnership

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

The first big reveal has arrived for GlobeImmune. On November 1, the company presented positive interim Phase II clinical trials data at the 2008 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases meeting showing that its GI-5005 hepatitis C vaccine doubled viral clearance in all major patient populations tested in its randomized, multi-center trial. These data represent early but important evidence that a patient's natural immune response can be harnessed to positively influence important virologic endpoints with the potential to impact the course of chronic HCV infection.

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