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EDISON, N.J., March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRV), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutic drugs for the treatment of liver disease arising from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and chronic viral infection, today announced that it will participate in a panel at the 31st Annual ROTH Conference, being held in Laguna Niguel, California from March 17-19, 2019. ContraVir management will also be available to participate in one-on-one meetings with investors who are registered to attend the conference.
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Date and time: March 18, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 PT
Location: Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CA
ContraVir also announced that it has posted an investor webinar recorded in connection with the ROTH Conference on the Company’s website at www.contravir.com under the “Events & Presentations” tab in the “Investors” section.
CRV431 is a clinical stage non-immunosuppressive drug candidate that is a chemical analog of cyclosporine A (CsA). Its primary biochemical action is inhibition of cyclophilin isomerase activity, which is known to play a key role in protein folding. In non-clinical, experimental models of NASH, CRV431 reduced fibrosis scores and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumor burden. In addition, CRV431 has also shown activity against certain viruses including HBV, HCV, and HIV-1. CRV431 has demonstrated an ability to reduce multiple markers of HBV infection including reductions in DNA, HBsAg, HBeAg, and HBV uptake by liver cells. These multiple modes of action may play an important role in the overall treatment of liver disease, from triggering events through to end-stage liver disease. CRV431 has completed phase 1 human clinical trials.
About ContraVir Pharmaceuticals
ContraVir is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted therapies for liver disease arising from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and chronic hepatitis B, C and D viruses (HBV, HVC, HDV). The company’s lead drug candidate is CRV431, a novel cyclophilin inhibitor. In vitro and in vivo studies have thus far demonstrated that CRV431 reduces liver fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma tumor burden. CRV431 is also a host-targeting antiviral that reduces important viral proteins, such as those involved in host cell entry and viral replication. For more information, please visit www.contravir.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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ContraVir Investor Relations