Patient dies in a troubled HBV drug program — forcing developers to scrap the drug and shift focus. To STING
Things have just gone from bad to worse at Hopkinton, MA-based Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals.
Researchers say that a patient died in their Phase IIb study of inarigivir for hep B — and they’re scrapping the work and shifting focus to STING.
News of the patient death came just weeks after the biotech told investors that safety problems marked by potential liver damaging hepatocellular dysfunction and increases of ALT forced them to halt dosing over the Christmas break. That pause caused 1 rout for their share price, which once traded north of $18 a share.
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