Tibotec

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Tibotec is a pharmaceutical company with a focus on research and development for the treatment of infectious diseases such as HIV (AIDS), and Hepatitis C. The company develops antiretroviral drugs for the treatment of AIDS.

History[edit]

In 1994, Rudi Pauwels (Rega Institute for Medical Research) founded Tibotec, together with his wife Carine Claeys, and their first co-workers Marie-Pierre de Béthune, Kurt Hertogs, and Hilde Azijn. In 1995 Paul Stoffels (Janssen Pharmaceutica) joined Tibotec. The company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in April 2002. The name of the company is derived from the tetrahydro-imidazo[4,5,1-jk][1,4]-benzodiazepine-2(1H)-one and -thione (TIBO) compounds discovered at the Rega Institute for Medical Research (Belgium).[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pauwels R, Andries K, Desmyter J, Schols D, Kukla MJ, Breslin HJ, Raeymaeckers A, Van Gelder J, Woestenborghs R, Heykants J, et al., Potent and selective inhibition of HIV-1 replication in vitro by a novel series of TIBO derivatives, Nature, 1990, 343, 470-474. doi:10.1038/343470a0
  2. ^ Andries K, Verhasselt P, Guillemont J, et al. (2005), A diarylquinoline drug active on the ATP-synthase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Science 307 (5707): 223–27
  3. ^ Zeuzem S, Berg T, Gane E, et al. (2012). TMC435 in HCV Genotype 1 Patients Who Have Failed Previous Pegylated Interferon/Ribavirin Treatment: Final SVR24 Results of the ASPIRE Trial. 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver. Barcelona, April 18–22, 2012. Abstract 2.

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