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BioCryst to Present New Data at American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

February 27, 2020 at 7:00 AM EST

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:BCRX) today announced that the company will present abstracts with new data on berotralstat (BCX7353), an oral, once daily therapy under regulatory review in the United States and Japan for the prevention of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks, at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) March 13-16 in Philadelphia. 

  • Oral Prophylaxis with Berotralstat (BCX7353) Reduces Use of Standard of Care (SOC) On-demand Medication in Patients with Hereditary Angioedema (HAE): APeX-2 Study Results; Poster #328, Sunday, March 15, 9:45 a.m. ET
  • Patterns of Treatment and Retreatment of Acute Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) with Standard of Care (SOC) On-Demand Medication: Results from the APeX-2 Study; Poster #331, Sunday, March 15, 9:45 a.m. ET
  • Relative Reductions in Attack Rate with Prophylactic Berotralstat (BCX7353) in Subjects with Hereditary Angioedema (HAE): Responder Analysis from the APeX-2 Study; Poster #326, Sunday, March 15, 9:45 a.m. ET
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Adverse Events (AEs) Observed with Berotralstat (BCX7353) Treatment for Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) are Primarily Mild, Self-limited, and Diminish with Time on Treatment; Poster #315, Sunday, March 15, 9:45 a.m. ET

“There is tremendous enthusiasm from both patients and physicians for the potential of oral, once daily berotralstat, and we look forward to sharing the latest new analyses that highlight the excellent outcomes patients had in our APeX-2 trial,” said Dr. William Sheridan, chief medical officer of BioCryst.  

About BioCryst Pharmaceuticals

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals discovers novel, oral, small-molecule medicines that treat rare diseases in which significant unmet medical needs exist and an enzyme plays a key role in the biological pathway of the disease. BioCryst has several ongoing development programs including berotralstat (BCX7353), an oral treatment for hereditary angioedema, BCX9930, an oral Factor D inhibitor for the treatment of complement-mediated diseases, galidesivir, a potential treatment for Marburg virus disease and Yellow Fever, and BCX9250, an ALK-2 inhibitor for the treatment of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. RAPIVAB® (peramivir injection), a viral neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of influenza, is BioCryst's first approved product and has received regulatory approval in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and the European Union. Post-marketing commitments for RAPIVAB are ongoing. For more information, please visit the Company's website at

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future results, performance or achievements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause BioCryst’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could affect the forward-looking statements contained herein include: that the FDA, PMDA, EMA or other applicable regulatory agency may not approve berotralstat, within the timeframe expected, or at all, may ultimately determine that there are deficiencies in the development program or execution thereof, may require additional information or studies, may disagree with our analyses regarding the safety and efficacy conclusions; in the future they could determine that an advisory committee is necessary; we may learn of previously unknown issues; ongoing studies may take longer or may be more expensive than planned; in the event that berotralstat is approved in any territory, we or our partners may be unable to successfully commercialize as expected; that actual financial results may not be consistent with expectations, including that operating expenses and cash usage may not be within management’s expected ranges.  Please refer to the documents BioCryst files periodically with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically BioCryst’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K, all of which identify important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in BioCryst’s projections and forward-looking statements.


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