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Biotech firm completes study on skin wart treatment
February 20, 2014

By Mike W. Thomas, San Antonio Business Journal

Local biotech firm ViroXis Corp. is wrapping up a Phase 2 clinical study of its treatment for a virus that causes skin warts.

The final patient of the 183-person enrolled study has completed treatment and the results will be known once the data has been analyzed. ViroXis has developed a drug for treating the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) using oils from the East Indian Sandalwood tree. The study is being funded by the proceeds of a $5 million Series B private offering.

ViroXis also announced plans to initiate a second Phase 2 clinical study in a new direction to test its effect on Molluscum contagiosum (MCV) in a pediatric population. MCV is a highly contagious pox virus skin infection for which there are currently no approved prescription treatments.

"ViroXis has quickly emerged as leader in the development of botanical drug products, a new and important group of drug candidates afforded a distinct approval process by the (Food and Drug Administration)," says Ian Clements, CEO of ViroXis.

 

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