ADVISORY, July 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Nasdaq:ENTA), a research and development-focused biotechnology company dedicated to creating small molecule drugs in the infectious disease field, will celebrate their recent initial public offering and recognize World Hepatitis Day (July 28) by visiting the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on July 26.
Enanta, along with its partners, is working on therapies to treat hepatitis C, a liver disease affecting over 170 million people worldwide.
In honor of the occasion, Jay R. Luly, Ph.D., President and CEO, will ring the Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Friday, July 26, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
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About Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
Hepatitis C is a liver disease affecting over 170 million people worldwide. The virus is typically spread through direct contact with the blood of an infected person. Hepatitis C increases a person's risk of developing chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, liver cancer and death. There is an acute need for new HCV therapies that are safer and more effective for many variants of the virus.
About Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [ENTA]:
Enanta Pharmaceuticals is a research and development-focused biotechnology company that uses its robust chemistry-driven approach and drug discovery capabilities to create small molecule drugs in the infectious disease field. Enanta is discovering and developing novel inhibitors designed for use against the hepatitis C virus (HCV). These inhibitors include members of the direct acting antiviral (DAA) inhibitor classes – protease (partnered with AbbVie), NS5A (partnered with Novartis) and nucleotide polymerase – as well as a host-targeted antiviral (HTA) inhibitor class targeted against cyclophilin. Additionally, Enanta has created a new class of antibiotics, called Bicyclolides, for the treatment of multi-drug resistant bacteria, with a current focus on developing an intravenous and oral treatment for hospital and community MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections.
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