AbbVie (ABBV) Issues Positive Update on ABT-493 and ABT-530 w/ RBV in HCV GT1 (ENTA)

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) announced that 91 percent (n=20/22) of genotype 1 (GT1) chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients who failed previous therapy with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) achieved SVR12 with 12 weeks of ABT-493 and ABT-530 with ribavirin (RBV) in the primary intent-to-treat analysis. Additionally, 86 percent (n=19/22) of GT1 patients who received ABT-493 and ABT-530 without RBV, achieved SVR12.1 SVR12 was achieved in 95 percent of patients with and without RBV (n=20/21, n=19/20; respectively) in a modified intent-to-treat analysis, excluding patients who did not achieve SVR for reasons other than virologic failure.

The results were evaluated in the ongoing MAGELLAN-1 study of AbbVie’s once-daily, investigational, pan-genotypic regimen of co-formulated ABT-493 (300mg) and ABT-530 (120mg) for the retreatment of non-cirrhotic patients with GT1 chronic HCV who have failed previous therapy with DAAs. These data will be presented today at The International Liver Congress™ (ILC) 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

“Retreatment options for those patients who have previously failed therapy are limited, and present a particular challenge for treating physicians,” said Fred Poordad, M.D., vice president of academic and clinical affairs at The Texas Liver Institute in San Antonio. “The high SVR rates seen in the ongoing MAGELLAN-1 study are significant as they show promise in addressing this particular clinical challenge.”

No patients discontinued treatment due to adverse events, and two patients experienced virologic failure, one from each arm.1 The most common adverse events (≥10 percent of patients overall; n=44) were headache (30 percent), fatigue (27 percent) and nausea (20 percent).1

“While high virologic cure rates have been demonstrated in clinical studies with current DAA regimens, we recognize that not all patients achieve a cure,” said Rob Scott, M.D., vice president, development and chief medical officer, AbbVie. “Through our ongoing clinical development program, we are striving to give HCV patients a potential option for retreatment.”


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Sean Hendrickson