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|Stock:||Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of drugs for the treatment of human viral diseases with operations in the United States and Europe. The Company’s main research and development focus is on the treatment of hepatitis C virus, or HCV. HCV is a cause of liver disease. The Company is currently developing nucleoside/nucleotide polymerase inhibitors and NS5A inhibitors to inhibit HCV replication. The Company has developed a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or NNRTI, drug candidate, IDX899, for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type-1, or HIV, and acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, for use in combination therapy. In 2008, it successfully completed a proof-of-concept clinical trial of IDX899 in treatment-naïve HIV-infected patients. In February 2009, it licensed its NNRTI compounds to GlaxoSmithKline. In collaboration with Novartis, it developed telbivudine (Tyzeka®/Sebivo®) through commercialization for the treatment of patients with HBV. In October 2006, the FDA approved Tyzeka® in the United States and Sebivo® was approved in 2007 in more than 50 countries outside the United States, including major Asian countries and several countries included in the European Union. Companies the compete with in the HCV market include Abbott Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, F. Hoffman-LaRoche & Co., Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Novartis, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Presidio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the use, manufacture, storage, handling and disposing of hazardous materials and waste products, including certain regulations promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA.|
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