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We believe that the merger between Tekmira and OnCore has the potential to transform the HBV treatment landscape by bringing together the technologies and science needed to eradicate the virus and develop a cure for this debilitating and deadly disease, said Dr.
Baboon serum samples were tested for HBsAg and for antibodies against HBV core antigen (anti-HBc) by using commercially available assays (Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, USA).
In chronic HBV infection, HBV DNA levels in serum are useful in determining the status of the HBV infection.
Early identification of co-infected women and appropriate counselling will alert them to the need for targeted HBV intervention for their babies, should they be chronically infected.
Although nucleos(t)ide analogues effectively decrease HBV DNA in serum, cccDNA may not be eliminated in the liver.
With the Panther system, laboratorians can now run viral load assays for HIV-1, HCV and HBV in parallel, or even from a single patient sample.
is a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on discovery and development of first-in-class antiviral drug candidates for the treatment of chronic HBV infection (CHB), a global disease with a high level of unmet medical need.
In our study, we evaluated screening for HBV infection in patients undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma at our institution between 1993 and 2008 (Cohort 1).
This article should also spur us to take the next step in HBV prevention.
However, more recent data suggest that the prevalence in SSA may be lower than previously thought, probably owing to wide variations in prevalence across countries; for example, in South Africa (SA) the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) as a marker of active HBV infection ranges from 3.