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(11)    Patent No :    AP 2715   
(21)    Application No :    AP/P/2006/003863   
(22)    Filing Date :    03.06.2005   
(24)    Date of Grant &    31.07.2013               
(45)    Publication :
(30)  Priority Data       
(33) Country    (31) Number    (32) Date
US    60/576,573    04.06.2004
(84)    Designated State

BW    GM    GH    KE    LS    MW  MZ   NA   SL
SD    SZ    T Z    UG    ZM    ZW
(73) Applicant(s)

BIONICHE LIFE SCIENCES INC., 321 Dundas Street East,

Belleville, K8N 1E2, Ontario,
(72) Inventors

RIVIERE Phillippe, France

RIVIERE Marc, Canada

READER Stéphanie, Canada

et al

(74) Representative


(51)  International  Classification   A61P 31/14    (2006.01)    A61K 31/506  (2006.01)
A61K 31/12    (2006.01)   
(54)    Title
Use of imatinib to treat liver disorders and viral infections.
(57)    Abstract
The present invention relates to the use of imatinib for treating viral liver diseases and in particular for viral hepatitis. The invention provides the use of imatinib for inhibiting replication, transmission or both of hepatitis viruses. The invention further relates to the use of imatinib for inhibiting replication, transmission or both of other viruses including herpes virus, poxvirus, influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, rhinovirus, yellow fever virus, west nile virus, and encephalitis virus.

(56)    Documents Cited :    HAEMATOLOGICA 2002    TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2003    WO 05/072826 A2



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