Hangzhou & Shaoxing, China (July 30, 2018) – Ascletis announced today the Ganovo® phase III clinical study won the top clinical research award at the 15th National Congress of Chinese Society of the Infectious Disease of the China Medical Association. Professor Wei Lai, the Director of Institute of Hepatology of Peking University, also the principal investigator of Ganovo’s clinical trial is pleased to accept this award based on unanimous vote by professional reviewing committee convened national top experts. The awarded paper has won the highest scientific merits among other 577 conference papers submitted this year. Ganovo regimen demonstrated excellent results of a cure rate of 97% (SVR12) in genotype 1 non-cirrhotic patients, within a 12-week treatment duration.
Professor Wei Lai said, “This award showcased the outstanding recognition to Ganovo from the China Medical Association (CMA) and KOL’s endorsement to China-driven self-innovation encouraged by fast growth of China bio-tech industry in recent years. As the first Direct-acting Anti-viral Agent (DAA) developed and launched successfully by a domestic company in China, Ganovo has shown excellent efficacy, better safety and tolerability. I sincerely hope Ganovo will make larger impact and significant contribution to the elimination of HCV disease in China.”
The National Congress of Chinese Society of the Infectious Disease is the largest and most influential academic conference in China, it attracted more than 2000 experts and doctors participated in the conference this year from July 26~29.The award further reinforces medical community’s confidence in Ganovo’s excellent efficacy, better safety and tolerability, and strong commitment to the high quality drugs and serving Chinese patients delivered by Ascletis as a local innovative biotech company.