Tibotec

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Tibotec was 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 was founded in 1994 and then acquired by and Johnson & Johnson and merged into its Janssen Pharmaceutica division in 2002.

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In 1994, Rudi Pauwels of the 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.[1] 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).[2]

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  1. ^ "Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Tibotec-Virco" (Press release). Johnson & Johnson. Mar 22, 2002. 
  2. ^ Pauwels, Rudi; Andries, Koen; Desmyter, Jan; Schols, Dominique; Kukla, Michael J.; Breslin, Henry J.; Raeymaeckers, Alfons; Gelder, Jozef Van; Woestenborghs, Robert; Heykants, Jozef; Schellekens, Karel; Janssen, Marcel A. C.; Clercq, Erik De; Janssen, Paul A. J. (1990). "Potent and selective inhibition of HIV-1 replication in vitro by a novel series of TIBO derivatives". Nature. 343 (6257): 470. doi:10.1038/343470a0. PMID 1689015. 
  3. ^ Andries, K.; Verhasselt, P; Guillemont, J; Göhlmann, H. W.; Neefs, J. M.; Winkler, H; Van Gestel, J; Timmerman, P; Zhu, M; Lee, E; Williams, P; De Chaffoy, D; Huitric, E; Hoffner, S; Cambau, E; Truffot-Pernot, C; Lounis, N; Jarlier, V (2005). "A Diarylquinoline Drug Active on the ATP Synthase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis". Science. 307 (5707): 223–7. doi:10.1126/science.1106753. PMID 15591164. 
  4. ^ 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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