Biota Pharmaceuticals is focused on the discovery and development of direct-acting antivirals to treat infections that have limited therapeutic options and affect a significant number of patients globally. The Company has four product candidates in clinical development: These include vapendavir, an oral treatment for human rhinovirus infections in moderate-to-severe asthmatics currently being evaluated in the Company's ongoing Phase 2b SPIRITUS trial; BTA074, a Phase 2 topical antiviral treatment for genital warts caused by human papillomavirus types 6 & 11; BTA585, an oral fusion (F) protein inhibitor in Phase 1 development for the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus A & B infections; and laninamivir octanoate, a one-time, inhaled treatment in Phase 2 development for influenza A and B infections. The Company also has a preclinical stage RSV non-fusion inhibitor program that it believes can complement its fusion-protein inhibitor BTA585.
In addition to our research and development activities, we receive royalty revenue from two approved neuraminidase inhibitors: zanamivir, marketed worldwide as Relenza® by GlaxoSmithKline; and LANI, marketed in Japan as Inavir® by Daiichi-Sankyo.
Biota is a registered trademark of Biota Holdings Limited, Relenza® is a trademark of GlaxoSmithKline plc, and Inavir® is a registered trademark of Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd.