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Compounds for treating viral infections (Hepatitis C Virus)

Patent Information
US Provisional application 61/980,940.

Lead Inventor
Marc P. Windisch, Jonathan Cechetto

Stage of Development
Discovery

Summary of Invention

The invention relates to a novel hepatitis C virus (HCV) inhibitor by phenotypically screening of small molecule libraries using infectious virions.

Market Opportunity

Approximately 3 percent of the world population is estimated to be infected with the hepatitis C virus. The demand market for HCV treatment is forecasted to reach 15 trillion won (USD $ 15 billions) by 2022. Development of a successful drug for HCV has a high potential of advancing into the global market with an annual revenue of 4 trillion won. These compounds are the novel drug candidates to treat HCV.