ContraVir to Highlight Clinical Data from Ongoing Phase 2a Study of Tenofovir Exalidex (TXL™) for Treating Hepatitis B

ContraVir to Highlight Clinical Data from Ongoing Phase 2a Study of Tenofovir Exalidex (TXL™) for Treating Hepatitis B

February 14, 2017
Chief Medical Officer to Give Oral Presentation at APASL 2017

EDISON, N.J., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRV), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today that it will present clinical data at the 26th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) to be held February 15-19, 2017, at the Shanghai International Convention Center.

John Sullivan-Bolyai, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of ContraVir, will give an oral presentation highlighting Phase 2a data for Tenofovir Exalidex (TXL™), formerly CMX157, the Company's highly potent lipid prodrug of the successful antiviral drug tenofovir (Viread®) for treating hepatitis B virus (HBV).  TXL™ utilizes natural lipid uptake pathways to target drug delivery to the liver, resulting in lower systemic exposure to tenofovir. TXL™ showed comparable antiviral activity to Viread® and continues to be safe and well tolerated by HBV patients in the study.

Title: Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Tolerability of CMX157, a Novel Prodrug of Tenofovir, Administered as Ascending Multiple Doses to Healthy Volunteers and HBV-Infected Subjects
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 am China Standard Time
Location: Shanghai International Convention Center

About ContraVir Pharmaceuticals
ContraVir is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies with a specific focus on developing a potentially curative therapy for hepatitis B virus (HBV). The Company is developing two novel anti-HBV compounds with complementary mechanisms of action: Tenofovir Exalidex (TXL™, formerly CMX157), a highly potent analog of the successful antiviral drug tenofovir currently in Phase 2a, which has demonstrated the potential for low, once a day dosing compared to Viread® and decreased systemic exposure, thereby potentially reducing renal and bone side effects; and CRV431, a next generation cyclophilin inhibitor with a unique structure that increases its potency and selective index against HBV. ContraVir is also developing Valnivudine™ (formerly FV-100), an orally available nucleoside analogue prodrug for the treatment of herpes zoster, or shingles, in a Phase 3 clinical trial. In addition to direct antiviral activity, Valnivudine™ has demonstrated the potential to reduce the incidence of debilitating shingles-associated pain known as post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) in a Phase 2 clinical study. For more information visit

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For further information, please contact:

Sharen Pyatetskaya
Director of Investor Relations; (732) 902-4028

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