The mean reduction in HBsAg (n=6) was 1.3 logs after 8 days. That’s not bad, but neither is it a knock-your-socks-off result. Monotherapy is unlikely to generate a functional cure in HBV, no matter how potent the agent may be against HBsAg.
VIR-3434 is a monoclonal antibody and is VIR’s second HBV agent in the clinic; the first is VIR-2218, an RNAi agent (#msg-155042587).
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