CLDF Title
Home | Contact Us | Bookmark
About CLDF Centers of Educational Expertise  
Webcasts Slide Library Abstract Library Conference Highlights
Reuters Health Information (2004-03-25): Fibrosis improved with hepatitis C vaccine, Innogenetics reports

Drug & Device Development

Fibrosis improved with hepatitis C vaccine, Innogenetics reports

Last Updated: 2004-03-25 15:08:02 -0400 (Reuters Health)

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian biotech company Innogenetics said on Thursday that patients given its hepatitis C experimental vaccine showed significantly improved liver fibrosis after a 3-year test period.

Innogenetics said in a statement that "liver fibrosis on average showed significant improvement compared to baseline" in 23 patients over a three-year period after four course of vaccine injections.

Eighty-seven percent of the patients either improved or remained stable in the liver fibrosis score.

The company, which also develops test kits for such viruses as HIV, already reported positive results in October 2002 based on two vaccination courses followed by liver biopsy.

"These three-year study results now show that HCV E1 vaccination was very well tolerated and suggest that such treatment not only halts disease progression towards liver cirrhosis, but also results in fibrosis regression over the longer term," Professor F. Nevens, the principal investigator in the phase IIa clinical study, said in a statement.

Slide Library
Abstract Library
Slide Library
Abstract Library
Slide Library
Abstract Library
Slide Library
Abstract Library
CLDF Follow Us
About CLDF
Mission Statement
Board of Trustees
Board of Advisors
CLDF Supporters
Other Resources
Liver News Library
Journal Abstracts
Hep C Link to Care
Centers of
Educational Expertise
Regional Map
  The Chronic Liver Disease Foundation is a non-profit organization with content developed specifically for healthcare professionals.
© Copyright 2012-2015 Chronic Liver Disease Foundation. All rights reserved. This site is maintained as an educational resource for US healthcare providers only.
Use of this Web site is governed by the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation terms of use and privacy statement.