Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals Partners With Gilead Sciences

July 10, 2017

Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals said early Monday it is collaborating with Gilead Sciences (GILD) in a second clinical trial examining the use of Spring Bank’s immunomodulator, SB9200, with Gilead’s Vemlidy for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B.The phase 2 trial will be funded and implemented by Gilead Sciences.

In May, Spring Bank released top-line results from the initial cohort of the phase 2a segment of the Achieve trial that suggested that a low dose of SB 9200 alone may be able to reduce hepatitis B surface antigen levels in patients with chronic hepatitis B, a critical first step in achieving functional cure. Under the terms of the clinical trial supply and collaboration agreement, Gilead will lead the phase 2 trial with input from Spring Bank.

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