GSK to present new data from the B-Clear phase IIb trial for bepirovirsen in chronic hepatitis B at the International Liver Congress 2022

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Algemeen advies 16/06/2022 06:58
Further phase II data to be shared on linerixibat for cholestatic pruritus in primary biliary cholangitis

Issued: London UK

GSK plc will present 12 abstracts at the European Association for the Study of the Liver’s International Liver Congress 2022, taking place on June 22-26 in London. GSK’s presence will focus on two novel investigational specialty medicines, bepirovirsen, an antisense oligonucleotide for chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and linerixibat, an ileal bile acid transporter (IBAT) inhibitor for cholestatic pruritus in primary biliary cholangitis (PBC).

Chris Corsico, SVP, Development, GSK said: “New data being shared at this year’s International Liver Congress support our ambition to deliver novel medicines for patients with significant unmet medical need, such as those who suffer from chronic hepatitis B and cholestatic pruritus in primary biliary cholangitis. We look forward to engaging with the global hepatology community to share the exciting progress we have made for these patients.”

Updates from the bepirovirsen clinical trial programme

New interim analysis data to be shared from the randomised B-Clear phase IIb trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of bepirovirsen in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection on and off stable nucleos(t)ide analogue therapy. Data from this trial will be presented as part of the Late Breaker oral presentation session on June 25 (ILC oral # LB004A, LB004B).

Additional presentations from the bepirovirsen development programme include:

Preclinical evidence that bepirovirsen harbours intrinsic immunostimulatory activity via Toll-like receptor 8 (TLR8), correlating with clinical efficacy from the study (ILC abstract #3635/ SAT439)
Mechanistic pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modelling of the simultaneous effects of bepirovirsen on hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and alanine transaminase (ALT) changes in CHB (ILC abstract #3592/ SAT441).
Data from these trials reflect GSK’s ambition to contribute to the development of a functional cure for people living with CHB and reduce the disease burden for patients.

Updates from the linerixibat clinical trial programme

New analysis to be presented from the GLIMMER phase II trial comparing the health-related quality of life of patients with cholestatic pruritus in PBC to several more common diseases, using EQ-5D, a standardised measure of health utility. The data from this analysis demonstrate that severe cholestatic pruritus in PBC has a negative impact on health utility that is similar to severe Parkinson’s disease (ILC abstract #1916/ THU470).

Full list of GSK’s presentations at the European Association for the Study of the Liver’s International Liver Congress 2022:


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