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Ascletis Approved to Start China Trials of FXR Agonist for Hepatitis B

publication date: Jun 7, 2021

Hangzhou's Ascletis Pharma was approved to conduct trials of ASC42 in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). ASC42 is a novel oral farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist that Ascletis developed in-house. In two pre-clinical tests, ASC42 significantly inhibited serum hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and HBV pregenomic RNA (pgRNA). Ascletis believes the candidate has potential to cure CHB. Previously, ASC42 was approved in China to treat NASH. More details....

Stock Symbol: (HK: 1672)

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